The seven-day average for new daily COVID-19 infections has surpassed 100,000 in the
Cases and hospitalizations have skyrocketed in the last month, driven by the highly contagious delta variant. The country was averaging about 11,000 cases a day in late June. Now the number is 107,143.
The virus is spreading quickly through unvaccinated populations, especially in the Deep South.
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In a statement, he said it would “absolutely irresponsible” for staffers not to be vaccinated, given the vulnerability of the people in their care.
According to Lamont’s release, more than half of all nursing homes in
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The new incentives include up to
Carrying signs with slogans such as “Jab or Job? Wrong!” and “Let me call my shots,” the demonstrators heard speakers criticize government officials and and urge their audience to contact elected representatives to express their opposition.
“The health care system right now is nearly at a breaking point ... For the next three weeks or so, I see no relief on what’s happening in emergency departments,” Persse said Thursday.
Last weekend, a patient in
The rising hospitalization and positivity rate in the
“We know that we’re going to get pushback for this,” House said. If approved, the mask mandate would go against an executive order Gov.
Since the pandemic began, the state has reported 363,574 COVID-19 cases and 6,005 deaths.
Sisolak and state health officials have been struggling to mitigate another resurgence of the virus in
The report Friday from the
The report out of
“If you have had COVID-19 before, please still get vaccinated,” said
There’s little information yet on reinfections with the newer delta variant. But
“There’s no doubt” that vaccinating a COVID-19 survivor enhances both the amount and breadth of immunity “so that you cover not only the original (virus) but the variants,” Dr.
The Biden administration on Friday unveiled the attestation form that employees will need to fill out about whether they have been fully vaccinated against the virus, adding legal teeth to the president’s mandate.
Federal employees won’t be following the “honor system” but will instead be required to acknowledge that making a “knowing and willful false statement on this form can be punished by fine or imprisonment or both.”
The Associated Press obtained a copy of the form, which was distributed Friday to agency leadership.