Is the Covid surge finally dying?
The new case count was under 30,000 for the first time since September.
ToplineThe U.S. added fewer than 30,000 new Covid cases over the past day—the fewest since early September, according to, as the fourth American Covid surge appears finally to be dying down.More than 100 million have now been fully vaccinated in the United States.
gettyKey FactsThere were 29,367 cases added over the past day, Johns Hopkins reported—the lowest daily case increase since September 8.New cases have been steadily declining over the past few weeks, after peaking at an average of more than 70,000 a day in mid-April during the height of the fourth U.S. coronavirus surge.
Hospitalizations and deaths lag behind changes in new case counts, but both of those metrics are also showing declines.According to aNew York Timestracker, hospitalizations were at 41,929 on April 29 (the most recent date stats are available), down from a high of 47,643 on April 14. headtopics.com
The 7-day average for deaths is now at 694, according to the Times, putting the death count back on a declining track after a brief rise to more than 750 a day in mid-April.Crucial Quote"I'm pretty sure we're done with this so called 4th wave," Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, said last week."Thank goodness."Read more: Forbes »
Statements on Passing of Michael Collins
The following is a statement from acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk on the passing of Michael Collins:
No Hopefully For your information : i don't think so,India is in frames Do you know India? No. For those 6 countries that monopolized vaccines? Yes, surely. Wait for sometime before concluding, look at IndiaCovidCrisis . It’s not gone till it’s gone from the world no if u are brazilian 🤡🤡🤡👍🏻👍🏻
Covid-19: Some Covid safeguards needed after June, says RaabBut the foreign secretary says the UK is in a 'good position' for life to be 'close to normal' again. That lovely open ended, unmeasurable, undefined word. ‘Some’.
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Covid:19: Nisra records slight increase in NI Covid deathsCovid-19 was mentioned on the death certificates of eight people in NI up to Friday 30 April.
Covid: Drakeford set for Covid talks after Welsh election winMark Drakeford returns to work after Labour's Welsh election win to consider easing lockdown rules.
America Ferrera Shares What It Was Like to Give Birth During the First COVID-19 SurgeIt was 'really quite scary,' she said.
As Covid Cases Surge, India May Need More Than Double The Medical Oxygen It ProducesI am a New York based health and science reporter and a graduate from Columbia’s School of Journalism with a master's in science and health reporting. I write on infectious diseases, global health, gene editing tools, intersection of public health and global warming. Previously, I worked as a health reporter in Mumbai, India, with the Hindustan Times, a daily newspaper where I extensively reported on drug resistant infections such as tuberculosis, leprosy and HIV. I also reported stories on medical malpractice, latest medical innovations and public health policies. I have a master’s in biochemistry and a bachelor’s degree in zoology. My experience of working in a molecular and a cell biology laboratory helped me see science from researcher's eye. In 2018 I won the EurekAlert! Fellowships for International Science Reporters. My Twitter account aayushipratap