The United States on Friday counted a one-day count of more than 100,000 new cases of COVID-19, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the highest one-day figure since February, in the last sign that the pandemic is far from over. .
The vast majority of new cases occur in people who are not vaccinated, which caused public health experts to press back for more of this group to receive their vaccines. Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, said Sunday there will be more “pain and suffering” as long as cases continue to escalate.
Fauci said he does not anticipate additional closures in the United States because he believes there are enough people vaccinated to prevent a recurrence last winter, the Associated Press reported. At the same time, he said, they are not inoculated enough to “crush the outbreak” at this time.
“So I don’t think, I don’t think, block ourselves, but we’re looking at some pain and suffering in the future because we see cases increase, which is why we keep saying it over and over again, the solution to that is to get vaccinated and that wouldn’t happen, ”Fauci told ABC’s“ This Week ”.
Fauci’s warning comes just days after the CDC reversed its facial mask policy by saying that even vaccinated people should wear them in public settings in areas with high transmission rates. On Friday, it released research supporting that recommendation, based on a recent investigation into a coronavirus outbreak in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, with 469 cases of COVID-19. Of this figure, 346, or 74%, occurred in fully vaccinated individuals, while tests identified that the delta variant was dominant. While a handful of these individuals were hospitalized, none of them died.
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States with high levels of transmission include Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana and Florida, according to a New York Times tracker. Things are so bad in Sunshine State that it now has the highest level of hospitalized patients since the start of the pandemic, with 10,207 people in hospitals with confirmed cases of COVID on Friday. The previous record was 10,170, recorded on July 23, 2020, the AP reported.
Florida is now leading the country in per capita hospitalizations for COVID-19, as hospitals across the state report that they have to put emergency patients to bed in the aisles and others document a marked decrease in the age of the patients. patients. Florida has averaged 1,525 adult hospitalizations a day and 35 daily child hospitalizations in the past week.
Mary Mayhew, director general of the Florida Hospital Association, told MSNBC that more than half of recent hospitalizations in the state are for people between the ages of 25 and 55. At a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, he said the average age of hospitalized patients with COVID is now 42 years.
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Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has resisted vaccine requirements and mask warrants and, along with the state legislature, has limited the ability of local officials to impose restrictions designed to stop the spread of COVID-19. On Friday, DeSantis banned school districts from requiring students to wear masks as classes resumed. Florida has vaccinated 50.3% of its population, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, following a recent increase.
The CDC vaccine tracker, meanwhile, shows that 164.8 million Americans are fully vaccinated, equal to 49.6% of the population. This means that they have had two of the vaccines developed by Pfizer PFE,
with the German partner BioNTech BNTX,
the Modern MRNA,
or a shot from Johnson & Johnson’s JNJ,
single dose regimen. The AstraZeneca AZN,
the vaccine, widely used in the United Kingdom and other countries, has not been authorized for use in the United States
Among adults over the age of 18, 60.5% are vaccinated, according to the tracker. The White House said in the early afternoon that a key goal had been achieved: getting 70% of the adult population to have at least one dose. Biden was initially aiming to achieve that goal by the July 4th vacation.
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Elsewhere, millions of Chinese have been ordered to stay home while officials work to contain a new outbreak of COVID cases driven by the delta variant, AFP reported. China reported 55 new cases of locally transmitted coronavirus on Monday, as an outbreak of the rapidly expanding delta variant reached more than 20 cities and more than a dozen provinces.
In Tokyo, which currently hosts the Olympics, COVID cases have doubled in a week, Asahi.com reported. Tokyo registered 3,058 new cases on Sunday, marking a fifth day in a row with more than 3,000 cases. The seven-day average of new daily cases stands at 3,105, 113.6% more than a week ago.
In the Philippines, Manila extends a night curfew and imposes strict restrictions on movement as it struggles to contain an increase in delta cases, Reuters reported. Authorities have deployed police personnel to quarantine checkpoints in the metropolitan city of Manila, where entry and exit trips will be restricted. COVID-19 cases in the Philippines exceeded 8,000 daily from Friday to Monday. The count recorded on Sunday of 8,735 infections was the highest since May 28.
In Australia, troops have been deployed in Sydney to help enforce a closure as officials try to curb the blast there, with some 300 unarmed soldiers starting to patrol the city for 6 million, NPR reported. They will knock on doors to make sure residents follow measures to stay home, Australian broadcaster ABC reported.
The overall account of coronavirus-transmitted disease exceeded 198.4 million on Monday, while the death toll exceeded 4.22 million, according to data added by Johns Hopkins. The United States leads the world with a total of 35 million cases and 613,230 deaths.
According to its official figures, India ranks second for 31.7 million cases and third for deaths at 424,773, which are expected to be lower.
Brazil is the second in deaths with 556,834, but is the third in cases, with 19.9 million. Mexico is the fourth highest death toll, with 241,034, but has only recorded 2.9 million cases, according to its official figures.
In Europe, Russia continues to advance in the UK by 157,496 deaths, while the UK has 130,014, making Russia the country with the fifth highest death toll in the world and the highest in Europe.
China, where the virus was first discovered in late 2019, has had 105,154 confirmed cases and 4,848 deaths, according to its official figures, which is considered not to be reported en masse.
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