Health officials are still urging Americans to get a bivalent booster nearly a month after the Food and Drug Administration authorized the COVID-19 shots targeting the omicron variant.

A look at cases and deaths: 13 states had more cases in the latest week than in the week before, and 20 states had more deaths, according to a USA TODAY analysis of Johns Hopkins University data.

A look at booster numbers: About 4.4 million people have received a bivalent COVID-19 booster since the start of the month, representing only 1.5% eligible Americans, according to data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Where do boosters for kids stand? Both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna have submitted requests to the FDA to get their shots authorized for emergency use in younger children, but it’s unclear when they’ll become available. To read the full story.