Mpox infections continue to tick downward and now number fewer than 5 cases a day, down from an August peak of more than 400.
NBC News is tracking mpox cases in the U.S. This data will be updated weekly. The World Health Organization renamed monkeypox Mpox in November, citing racism concerns.
Cases have been recorded in every state, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 44 states and Washington, D.C., at the end of July and from 14 states and Washington, D.C., at the beginning of June.
In total, the U.S. has reported more than 29,000 cases since May. The total worldwide exceeds 80,000.
According to an NBC News analysis of CDC data, the seven-day average of reported new cases decreased from an average of 457 on August 6 to an average of fewer than 5 on Jan. 5.
The virus is transmitted primarily through close physical contact. Recent cases are mostly among men who have sex with men.
The World Health Organization declared the outbreak a public health emergency in July. In the last three weeks, California, Illinois and New York state have issued emergency declarations over the continued spread of mpox.