Over the past week, the United States had an average of more than 3,300 deaths every day, an increase of more than 217% since mid-November.
Arizona reported a record 5,082 COVID-19 hospitalizations Tuesday and that same day broke a second record: More than 1,180 people contracted the virus in ICU beds in the state. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards extended a mandate that maintained measures to mitigate COVID-19 for nearly another month, saying the state was seeing It is a “tremendous obstruction” in both the case and the hospitalization.
These numbers also increased in college cities as students returned in the first semester of 2021.
Full-time enrollment in tertiary institutions accounts for more than a quarter of the population of the 30 U.S. counties, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.Infections increased in 26 counties over a one-week period, with an average of 50% in the city of William. Leesburg, Virginia, home to William and Mary, had nearly tripled the patient over seven days. More than double the case in Whitman County, Washington, home to Washington State University and Albany County, Wyoming, home of the University of Wyoming.
And at least 90 percent of staffed ICU beds are in 10 counties, including Mississippi State University’s Oktibbeha County, where nearly all ICU beds are occupied by Covid-19 patients.
The government announced changes to the vaccine launch.
On Tuesday, Health and Human Services Minister Alex Azar announced that the federal government would no longer suspend the amount of the Covid-19 vaccine stored in reserves and encouraged states to open vaccinations to people. More
“We are telling states that they should open vaccinations to everyone … 65 and older and anyone under 65 with certain medical documentation,” Hazard said.
In many cases, strict adherence to the recommendations of who should get the vaccine before delaying the vaccine’s release, says Dr. Anthony Faazi said on Tuesday.
Azar added on Tuesday that the second dose will still be available to those in need, saying that “Based on the science and the evidence we have, it is imperative that people get a second dose on time.”
Pfizer vaccine doses should be spaced 21 days apart and Moderna doses should be 28 days apart.
And more changes are made in the meantime: From two weeks from now, vaccines will be distributed to states depending on the jurisdiction that receives the greatest amount of weapons and where most older adults live.
“We will allocate them at administrative rhythms, as reported by the state, and by the population size of 65 or more in each state,” Hazard said. “We are keeping states informed of this change for two weeks to keep them available. Time needed to plan and improve reporting if they think their information is inaccurate.
Nearly 2.3 million children have been tested positive for COVID-19.
More than 171,000 of these cases were reported between Dec. 31 and Jan. 7, while in the two weeks – between Dec. 24 and Jan. 7, there were 15 percent more pediatric COVID-19 cases.
The findings mean that children account for 12.5% of all Covid-19 infections in the United States.
“At the moment it appears that serious illness due to COVID-19 is rare in children,” the report said.
“However, there is an urgent need to gather more information on the long-term effects of the outbreak on children, including how the virus may harm the long-term physical health of infected children, and the emotional and emotional effects of the virus. Mental health “
CNN’s Amanda Watts, Joe Sutton, Jacqueline Howard, Naomi Thomas, Jacqueline Howard, Nick Neville, Maggie Fox, Deidre McPhillips, Jessica Firger and Jamiel Lynch contributed to this report.