Los Angeles County, California, reached a grim milestone on Wednesday, surpassing 10,000 Covid-19 deaths, and a health official said that any progress in the summer was “completely gone”. Texas reported a record number of hospitalizations for the third consecutive day. Mississippi and Louisiana have the highest number of single-day cases.
New Orleans officials urged “extreme caution”
In Nevada, there is a similar message: Governor Steve Sisolak urged residents to avoid high-risk activities to slow the spread of the virus in the state.
“I know people want to celebrate the end of 2020, but I don’t blame them. But if we don’t start making wise choices in early 2021, we will look and feel like 2020 more than ever before we all want to do To this point.”
Celebrating parties and travel may help drive another wave of infections-hospitalizations and deaths that follow-health officials warned. However, millions of people choose to spend their holidays at home. After the Christmas holiday, for the second consecutive day, more than one million people passed the airport security check.
Officials said, “We need to do better in vaccine promotion”
According to the latest CDC data, more than 2.7 million doses of vaccine have been vaccinated, and 12.4 million doses have been distributed in the United States.
Assistant Secretary of Health Brett Giroir told CNN on Wednesday: “We need to do better, but the start of all vaccine programs is a bit slow.” He added that he expects the distribution to be very fast. Will increase, and the United States is expected to allocate 20 to the first week of January on time, and the number of vaccinations has reached one million.
He said: “I know that we will allocate another 30 million in January and another 50 million in February.”
Leaders of various countries also expressed concern about the slow pace. The Governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, stated that he was “disappointed with the individual” and pointed out that he “has high expectations for the launch of the vaccine, and that the vaccine will be launched in a more effective way than before. .”
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said on Wednesday that he was dissatisfied with the number of vaccines vaccinated in the state so far and urged managers to get the vaccines “as soon as possible.”
The governor said: “We cannot control the rate at which vaccines enter Ohio. And we know this is a kind of scarcity.” What the state can control is that once the vaccine is delivered, it can be discharged quickly.
In other parts of the United States, more governors announced updated vaccination schedules this week.
Georgia officials announced plans to add adults over the age of 65, law enforcement personnel, firefighters and first responders to the population currently eligible for the vaccine. In West Virginia, the governor announced that the state will “start today to vaccinate the general population over 80.”
In Nevada, officials said that people over the age of 75 will be included in the second tier of the state’s Covid-19 vaccine distribution plan and will be vaccinated at the same time as the first batch of Nevada frontline workers. Residents between the ages of 65 and 74 and those with basic health conditions will be part of the Tier 3 group along with the second type of basic workers.
British variants discovered in two states
At the same time, two states have now discovered the first variant of Covid-19 discovered in the UK.
Health officials announced on Wednesday that the virus had been found in a 30-year-old San Diego man who was not hospitalized and had no social activities during his potential infection.
San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher said: “Knowing that it is indeed in San Diego, this highlights the importance of what we have been asking and continuing to ask everyone to do.” “Put on a mask and avoid talking to you. People who cannot live in close contact, avoid too much indoor environment, and don’t leave home unless necessary.”
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that data shows that the new Covid-19 variant has not been detected in the United States and is spreading from person to person.
The doctor said: “Colorado’s public health department discovered a variant that was first discovered in the UK in a person with no travel history. The lack of reported travel history indicates that the variant has spread from person to person in the United States.” CDC Henry Henry, Covid-19 incident manager.
Walker said that although there is no evidence that the variant will cause more severe symptoms or increase the risk of death, it may cause more cases and “put more pressure on our heavy medical system.”
But Giroyle said on Wednesday that the vaccine being distributed across the country may prevent this variant from appearing.
Girol said: “We do hope-we have not proven it 100%, but we will soon-we do hope that the vaccine being administered or being developed now covers this strain well.”
CNN’s Amanda Sealy, Andrea Diaz, Joe Sutton, Alexandra Meeks, Carma Hassan, Lauren Mascarenhas, Lauren Mascarenhas, Gisela Crespo, Greg Wallace, Tina Burnside, Kay Jones and Rebekah Riess contributed to this.