The virus is now spreading to urban, suburban and rural areas and has even spread to Americans living on distant islands. Both Hawaii and Puerto Rico saw the highest seven-day average of their new daily cases on Monday, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
Nationally, the seven-day average of new daily cases is around 60,000 and is gradually decreasing, while deaths, which are usually several weeks behind, are steadily increasing. Now for a week straight, the average of over 1,000 deaths per day in the US is seven days.
At the same time, the states that led the rise in the summer – California, Florida, Texas and Arizona – saw cases in the plateaus and decreased slightly from their height in recent weeks. Florida averages about 8,448 new daily cases per day in the last seven days, a number that is actually 18% lower than the week.
The Pan American Health Organization said on Tuesday that tropical storms and hurricanes would complicate efforts to combat coronoviruses.
Tropical Storm Isai, now rolling the US East Coast, is a reminder of how hurricanes can disrupt public health efforts. The Christians drove people out of their homes due to the floods and tornadoes that were created and dropped electricity for hundreds of thousands of people.
PAHO’s event manager Drs. “This is adding a new layer of complexity to the Kovid-19 in response to a public health emergency,” Sylvain Aldigy told reporters.
“With the Kovid-19 situation, we have to be prepared for a set of new challenges in terms of population that will have to be moved to shelters, new challenges to implement social disturbances, hand hygiene, wearing masks.” Said Aldighieri.
Withdrawal and power outages may pose a threat, especially for the treatment of coronovirus patients and others, said Aldihieri.
Promise of vaccine results
A third US company released the results of the study showing its coronavirus vaccine, which is safe and elicits an immune response.
Novavax Inc., on Tuesday released Phase 1 data from 131 volunteers showing that after two doses of the vaccine, participants developed antibodies at levels higher than four times, on average, compared to antibodies developed by them Who were recovered from Kovid-19.
Neutral antibodies fight the virus that causes Kovid-19.
The president of Novax Drs. Gregory Glenn said, “It’s good. It’s really encouraging.”
The report noted that T cells induced a response from T cells, a type of immune cell, according to an analysis of 16 randomly selected volunteers.
The report was posted on a pre-print server and has not been reviewed by other scientists.
Two other US companies – Modern and Pfizer – have released encouraging Phase I figures. Last week, those two companies began their Phase 3 trials with 30,000 volunteers.
On Tuesday, the governors of Maryland, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio and Virginia also conducted 3 million rapid antigen tests to slow the spread of Kovid-19 and safely reopen their states, according to a statement. Announced a bipartisan compact. Roy Cooper of the North Carolina government later said he would join it.
The agreement between the six governors — three Republicans and four Democrats — demonstrates to private manufacturers that there is indeed a significant demand to ramp up production of these rapid tests, which deliver results in 15-20 minutes, the statement reads.
According to the statement, discussions are currently underway in the states with Becton Dickinson and Quid, two US manufacturers of antigen tests, which are already authorized by the FDA, to purchase 500,000 tests per state.
In addition, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) said on Tuesday that it is launching two advanced trials to test monoclonal antibody treatment in patients with Kovid-19, one for patients with mild disease and the other for those patients. For those who are hospitalized.
The NIH made an initial announcement during a telebreeding on Tuesday, and later clarified in a news release that the two tests would be concurrent.
Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Dr. Anthony Fauci said, “The study of this investigational therapeutic effect on multiple patient populations at the same time is important to determine if it can help Kovid-19 patients”. Diseases, said in a statement.
“These concurrent trials have the potential to obtain important and comprehensive clinical data.”
According to Admiral Brett Girir, the Trump administration’s coronovirus test czar, manufacturers of test components demand that test manufacturers say, even in the US, about 800,000 tests per day.
And test results sometimes take days or longer, hindering tracing capabilities.
A coordinated effort by the federal government to contact CNN to identify and resolve issues in the supply chain and provide better guidance to health workers, according to public health officials and lab industry sources..
The federal government’s failure in testing has hurt North Carolina, Cooper said on Tuesday.
“It’s very sad. We want a better federal testing strategy,” Cooper told CNN’s Erin Burnett.
“In North Carolina we have worked very hard to do tests, but we detect problems with the supply chain, we detect problems with personal protective equipment. So, as governors, we have to step up and Gotta work, “Cooper said.
President Donald Trump defended his administration’s response to the epidemic in an interview with Axios on Monday, saying the federal government would do everything it could.
“They are dying. It’s true. And you – it’s the same,” Trump said, responding to the daily death toll. “But that doesn’t mean we’re not doing everything we can. It’s as much in control as you can control it.”
Northeast states have lower infection rates
There are some states that have got it right after not dropping restrictions after dipping their case numbers.
For example, Connecticut has the lowest infection rate in the country. The state is in its second phase of reopening, and restaurants are limited to 50% indoor capacity and bars remain closed. All businesses reopening must first certify with the state that they are following coronovirus-related guidelines.
Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease specialist, praised the state on Monday.
“You’re not pulling back on your vigilance, and make sure you don’t have a resurgence of matters that will put you back, but rather where you are and going forward,” Fauci said.
Other states, such as New York, which were slow to reopen, lifted restrictions by regions, and are tightening up on individuals and businesses who don’t follow the guidelines, giving good news as well. The governor said New York’s positivity rate was less than 1% over the weekend.
Nevertheless, these states are not without their own issues. In New York City, NYC Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Auxiris Barbot abruptly resigned after an alleged confrontation with Mayor Bill de Blasio for the past several months.
“It’s clear, certainly in recent times, it was time for change and exactly how we move forward,” the mayor said.
According to de Blasio’s office, Dr. Dave A. Chokshi will replace Barbot.
Four states have 400,000 cases
At least 13 states have reported more than 100,000 coronovirus infections and more than 400,000 have been reported in four of them, California, Florida, Texas and New York.
California, with more than 516,000 positive cases, reported the highest number of infections in the nation, but starting the week on a positive note. The state government reported a seven-day average of 7,764 Monday cases, down about 21% from the previous week.
In Los Angeles County, officials said they are cautiously optimistic as data trends are steady and slightly downward. Los Angeles is seeing an average of seven days out of about 2,600 cases per day, a few weeks ago when it averaged over 3,000 cases per day.
Florida has the highest number of cases reported in the country at over 491,000, and will soon surpass half a million cases.
In Texas, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who proposed a house order on a two-week stay to help ease matters in July, said on Monday the city would issue citations and fines to those who state Masks are not following the mandate. The state has more than 455,000 infections and more than 8,000 people hospitalized statewide. “
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