UK reports another 62,322 coronavirus cases, highest daily spike

Grant Boone
January 9, 2021

This will be the next phase of the vaccine rollout. "Public health experts are in the early stages of working to better understand this new variant, how it spreads and how it affects people who are infected with it".

More essential workers in transportation and logistics, water and wastewater treatment, food service, housing construction, financial services including bank tellers, information technology, communications and media, energy, legal services, public safety and public health, and government workers on all levels. This includes all those 16 and over who aren't among the previous groups.

The findings echo estimates that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided in November, when the agency said people without symptoms were "estimated to account for more than 50% of transmissions".

Some staff at hospitals and nursing homes have refused to get the vaccine, Levine said.

"We know that while the winter weeks will be hard, we now know what the way out looks like", he said while referencing the accelerated roll-out of vaccines.

The state is still officially in what is refers to as Phase 1A, prioritizing health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities.

Since Dec. 21, there have been nearly 145,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered state-wide.

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"I think it would be a great safety mechanism to ensure that people coming out of many countries around the world have a test and confirm they're negative before they board a flight with hundreds of other Australians", he said.

Mr McGowan said there were no plans to change WA's hotel quarantine system, and the health advice suggested it was best to leave patients in their rooms.

To bring life back to normal, countries such as Britain, China, Germany, Russia and the United States have been racing against time to develop coronavirus vaccines.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Thursday reported 276 new cases of COVID-19 in Luzerne County and the death count is at 491.

Joining at least 33 countries, health officials in Colorado (December 28), respectively followed by California (December 30), Florida (December 31), New York (January 4), and most recently Georgia (January 5), have documented their first case of the new strain.

The Laurel County Health Department reported two additional COVID-19 deaths Wednesday. Officials said the person was located in Dauphin County.

This comes on the heels of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announcing that England will be going in lockdown for the third time as the new fast-spreading variant of Covid-19 has brought about a sharp rise in the spread of the pandemic.

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