The United States is once more reporting greater than 2,000 COVID-19 deaths per day, a degree not seen in additional than six months.
Johns Hopkins University knowledge present the nation reported 14,220 deaths within the week ending Tuesday. At this tempo, an American dies of COVID-19 each 43 seconds.
In July, deaths have been as little as 1,525 per week, or slightly greater than 200 per day, which means they’re nearly 10 times larger now. Put one other means, as many Americans are actually dying each 18 hours of COVID-19 as have been dying in a full week only a few months in the past.
Deaths are rising as a result of America remains to be exiting a Delta variant-fueled coronavirus surge. Case counts are nonetheless about 12 times larger than they have been within the final relative lull a number of months in the past however have been falling. Deaths are prone to peak within the coming weeks.
But the tempo of deaths stays far beneath that seen in some weeks of January, when some 3,400 Americans have been reported lifeless in a typical day.
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►Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga, in New York on the United Nations General Assembly, stated he has examined optimistic and can quarantine within the U.S. Meanwhile, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who spoke to the meeting Tuesday, suffered a light case final yr and has stated he would not must be vaccinated.
►The Department of Education launched an investigation into Texas’ ban on mask mandates in schools, which it stated could also be stopping disabled college students from full entry to training, The Texas Tribune reported.
►A 20-year-old gasoline station clerk in Germany was fatally shot after he asked a customer to wear a mask whereas shopping for beer, prompting officers to warn in opposition to the radicalization of individuals against COVID-19 restrictions.
►All workers at San Francisco International Airport shall be required to be vaccinated or undergo weekly testing. It’s the primary U.S. airport to implement this sort of vaccine mandate, Mayor London Breed stated.
📈Today’s numbers: The U.S. has recorded greater than 42.4 million confirmed COVID-19 circumstances and greater than 678,000 deaths, in accordance to Johns Hopkins University data. Global totals: More than 229.4 million circumstances and 4.7 million deaths. More than 182 million Americans — 54.8% of the inhabitants — have been totally vaccinated, in accordance to the CDC.
📘What we’re studying: Parents of younger kids wakened Monday morning to the information that COVID-19 vaccines for his or her little ones could also be simply across the nook. So, when can youngsters get the vaccine? We answered your questions.
President Joe Biden is ready to announce that the United States is doubling its buy of Pfizer’s COVID-19 pictures to share with the world – to 1 billion doses – as he embraces the objective of vaccinating 70% of the worldwide inhabitants throughout the subsequent yr.
The further vaccines are a part of an settlement with the U.S. authorities to produce doses to 92 low- and lower-middle-income international locations and 55 member states of the African Union, areas that don’t have widespread entry to COVID-19 vaccines.
Pfizer stated the doses shall be offered at a not-for-profit value. Deliveries of the vaccine to those areas began in August and the overall 1 billion doses are anticipated to be delivered to those areas by September 2022, the corporate stated, including the primary doses as a part of this program arrived in Rwanda on Aug. 18. Since that point, greater than 30 million had been shipped to 22 international locations.
— Christal Hayes
California is now the state with the bottom transmission of COVID-19 within the nation, based on knowledge reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The state is reporting transmission ranges thought-about “substantial” by the CDC, together with the territory Puerto Rico. All different states presently have “high” ranges of transmission.” High transmission consists of 100 or more cases per 100,000 people in the last week.
California’s rate is 94 cases per 100,000. By comparison, Texas is 386 and Florida is 296. About 70% of eligible Californians — those ages 12 and up — are fully vaccinated, according to state data. That’s compared to the national average of about 64%.
An installation of more than 660,000 white flags on the National Mall was on display, beginning this weekend, to represent lives lost during the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. The temporary art installation, called “In America: Remember,” was created by artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg. It will be available to view for two weeks. Many of the flags include personal tributes to people who have died.
There have been more than 678,000 COVID-19 deaths in the country since the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University.
A shortage of monoclonal antibody drugs, used to fight infection and shown to reduce hospitalization and deaths if administered early, is impacting states amid rising cases of unvaccinated people.
In Tennessee, the state authorities is now recommending nearly all vaccinated residents be denied access to monoclonal antibody remedy to protect the restricted provide for non-vaccinated sufferers.
‘Worried about her fertility’: Unvaccinated bride-to-be dies The family of an unvaccinated Kentucky woman who died from COVID-19 simply days after she was speculated to get married is sharing her story within the hopes of encouraging others to get vaccinated. Samantha Wendell, a 29-year-old surgical technician in Grand Rivers, Kentucky, became engaged to her longtime boyfriend in 2019, her family has told national media outlets. She spent much of the late summer in the hospital and ended up on a ventilator, according to family. Her funeral was held at that same church days after her Sept. 10 death. “She was fearful about her fertility,” a cousin wrote in a Facebook group for COVID-19 survivors and loved ones of those who’ve died from the virus. “Misinformation killed her.” — Mary Ramsey, The Courier-Journal
The family of an unvaccinated Kentucky woman who died from COVID-19 simply days after she was speculated to get married is sharing her story within the hopes of encouraging others to get vaccinated.
Samantha Wendell, a 29-year-old surgical technician in Grand Rivers, Kentucky, became engaged to her longtime boyfriend in 2019, her family has told national media outlets. She spent much of the late summer in the hospital and ended up on a ventilator, according to family. Her funeral was held at that same church days after her Sept. 10 death.
“She was fearful about her fertility,” a cousin wrote in a Facebook group for COVID-19 survivors and loved ones of those who’ve died from the virus. “Misinformation killed her.”
— Mary Ramsey, The Courier-Journal