This is definitely a case of better late than never. The uptick in COVID cases has prompted more people to get vaccinated over the last week and this helped the White House finally reach its goal of having 70% of U.S. adults at least partially vaccinated. This milestone came a month later than the Biden administration had hoped. While there was no big celebration, President Biden did mark the occasion on Twitter.

Biden’s COVID data director pointed out the recent bump in vaccinations.

ABC News cites a quote from White House COVID coordinator Jeff Zients who noted significant increases in vaccinations in states with high COVID rates,

“Louisiana has seen a 302% increase in the average number of newly vaccinated per day, Mississippi, 250%, Alabama 215% and Arkansas 206%.”