Officials from the Centers for Disease Control this week said more than 20 million people in the US could have contracted the coronavirus , based on results from antibody testing. Other states, including Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Wyoming, have all recorded record daily increases in the number of confirmed cases this week.
While effective vaccines that showed a significant increase in survival rates were deployed, the virus continued to spread as armed groups and rural communities were skeptical of the new treatment and first responders struggled to access some of the hot spots in the region.
The number of tests increased by 650, which put the total at 26,316. All other ZIP codes in the county have five or fewer cases. The total number of cases in Palm Beach County has now reached 11,523 and 174 cases have been reported in Monroe County.
South Africa's University of Witwatersrand (WITS) on Monday announced that it would be launching the country's first vaccination trials this week. The ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine, also known as AZD1222, was developed by Oxford University scientists, that are now working with AstraZeneca on development and production.
The clinical trial results showed that the vaccination was safe without any serious adverse reaction, and after different procedures and different doses of vaccination were adopted, participants in the vaccine group all produced high titers of antibodies.
While businesses that are already open and operating will not have to shut down, Abbott is pausing all further reopening temporarily in an effort to get the COVID-19 outbreak back under control. Some hospital leaders had also pointed out that treating both patients could become unsustainable: "Should the number of new cases grow too rapidly, it will eventually challenge our ability to treat both COVID-19 and non-COVID 19 patients", Dr.