US COVID-19 cases hit six-month high, Florida grapples with surge

5/8/2021 9:17:00 PM

US COVID-19 cases hit six-month high, Florida grapples with surge

US COVID-19 cases hit six-month high, Florida grapples with surge

The United States hit a six-month high for new COVID-19 cases with over 100,000 infections reported on Wednesday (Aug 4), according to a Reuters tally, as the Delta variant ravages areas where people did not get vaccinated. The country is reporting over 94,819 cases on a seven-day average, a five-fold incr

LinkedIn The United States hit a six-month high for new COVID-19 cases with over 100,000 infections reported on Wednesday (Aug 4), according to a Reuters tally, as the Delta variant ravages areas where people did not get vaccinated.(Aug 4).LinkedIn :Amazon.Advertisement World Health officials on Corsica (pictured on July 2021) said they were providing more intensive care beds for COVID-19 patients and mobilising medical staff.

The country is reporting over 94,819 cases on a seven-day average, a five-fold increase in less than a month, Reuters data as of Wednesday showed.The seven-day average provides the most accurate picture of how fast cases are rising since some states only report infections once a week or only on weekdays.The Biden administration has interagency working groups working"to have a new system ready for when we can reopen travel", the official said, adding it includes"a phased approach that over time will mean, with limited exceptions, that foreign nationals traveling to the United States (from all countries) need to be fully vaccinated".Seven US states with the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates - Florida, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi - account for half of the country's new cases and hospitalisations in the last week, White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients told reporters on Thursday.corporate employees to return to the office until next year because of the coronavirus pandemic.In the coming weeks, cases could double to 200,000 per day due to the highly contagious Delta variant, said top US infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci on Wednesday.Numerous other countries have been added, most recently India in May."If another one comes along that has an equally high capability of transmitting but also is much more severe, then we could really be in trouble," Fauci said in an interview with McClatchy.The news came a day after Guadalupe became the third of France's overseas territory to announce a return to partial lockdown because of a"catastrophic" surge in COVID-19 cases there.

"People who are not getting vaccinated mistakenly think it's only about them.Last month, Reuters reported that the White House was considering requiring foreign visitors to be vaccinated as part of discussions on how to relax travel restrictions.7 for the United States and other countries it did not name, according to an internal note seen by Reuters.But it isn't.It's about everybody else, also.Related: Biden chides Republican governors who resist COVID-19 vaccine rules Some countries, including Canada and the United Kingdom, are relaxing or lifting restrictions for vaccinated Americans to travel." To combat the Delta surge, the United States plans to give booster shots to Americans with compromised immune systems, top US infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci said on Thursday.It said it will require masks in offices except for staff who verify they are fully vaccinated.The United States is joining Germany, France and Israel in giving booster shots, ignoring a plea by the World Health Organisation to hold off until more people around the world can get their first shot.The administration must also answer other questions including what proof it would accept of vaccination and if the United States would accept vaccines that some countries are using but which have not yet been authorized by US regulators.The government also announced Tuesday it would reintroduce overtime bonuses for hospital workers, as well as compensation for paid holidays they could not take because of pressure of work.

Related: US developing plan to require foreign visitors to be vaccinated against COVID-19: White House official FLORIDA SURGE Southern states, which have some of the nation's lowest vaccination rates, are reporting the most COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.Florida, Texas and Louisiana were reporting the highest total number of new cases in the region over the last week, according to a Reuters analysis.The White House interagency talks previously had focused on requiring vaccines for nearly all foreign visitors arriving by air.Last week, Alphabet Inc's Google said https://www.Florida, which has emerged as the nationwide hotbed of new infections, set yet another grim hospitalization record on Thursday with 12,373 confirmed COVID-19 patients in its hospitals, according to data from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).More children are hospitalised with the virus in Florida than in any other US state, HHS data shows.Currently, the only foreign travelers allowed to cross by land into the United States from Mexico and Canada are essential workers such as truck drivers or nurses."23% of new COVID hospitalisations in the US are in Florida, and their hospitals are being overwhelmed again," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Wednesday.18, Facebook Inc said it would require vaccinations for U.Masks have been compulsory outdoors in the Morbihan area of Brittany since last week.

Psaki urged the state's governor, Republican Ron DeSantis, to"join us in this fight" after DeSantis accused Biden of singling out his state.Industry officials still think it will be at least weeks and potentially months before restrictions are lifted.Related: Novavax COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in US trial Louisiana and Arkansas are also grappling with record or near-record numbers of coronavirus patients occupying beds, according to a Reuters tally.President Joe Biden on Tuesday urged Republican leaders in Florida and Texas - home to roughly a third of all new US COVID-19 cases - to follow public health guidelines on the pandemic or"get out of the way".Trump did attempt to lift European countries from the restrictions in January but Biden reinstated the restrictions before they were dropped.Amazon's action a week after announcements from its peers offers a look into evolving safety protocols during the pandemic as well as the battle for tech talent.To try to halt the spread of the virus, New York City will require proof of vaccination at restaurants, gyms and other businesses.Some private companies are also mandating vaccines for employees and customers.The restrictions have separated loved ones and prevented some people working in the United States from returning to home countries and others from coming for employment.

As Delta spreads, some companies are delaying plans for workers to return to the office.Amazon has more than 1.Amazon.The sources said at the time no decisions had been made.com, which had originally set Sep 7 as the comeback date, on Thursday said it would not expect US corporate employees to return to the office until next year, according to an internal note seen by Reuters.Source: Reuters/lk..

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