The state also reported 21 more people have died from complications related to COVID-19, up three from the previous day. Anyone with questions about the virus can contact the Jackson County Health Department at 517-788-4420, option 9, and leave a message.
Montour County has 120 COVID-19 patients 33 in the ICU, with 15 on ventilators and 9 Adult ICU beds available, according to the state's data released today. Oregon's 1,160th death is a 77-year-old Hood River County woman with underlying medical conditions. The county has a known total of 3,839 cases and 28 deaths.
The importance of the vaccine "cannot be overstated", Dr Eric Wei of New York's Elmhurst hospital, one of the hardest-hit places at the start of the pandemic, told NBC's Today program on Saturday. Initial doses are scarce and rationed as the USA joins Britain and several other countries in scrambling to vaccinate as many people as possible ahead of winter.
Millions of mink have been culled. In an alert to the International Society for Infectious Diseases , US veterinary officials said a wild mink had tested positive around an infected mink farm in Utah. That variant had what the World Health Organization described as "moderately decreased sensitivity to neutralizing antibodies". Last week, B.C.'s Ministry of Agriculture revealed at least 200 mink had died at a fur farm in the Fraser Valley.
The state will receive 31,200 doses of the vaccine for its first order. A vast majority of Americans will not be eligible for vaccinations until the spring or later. On Friday, health officials said Canada could see 12,000 new cases a day by January. The Idaho COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee is following CDC requirements to have a certain amount of the vaccine available before starting the long-term care facility program.
Over the weekend, courts across the country handed Trump more defeats in his attempts to overturn his loss. In capitols such as Lansing, Michigan; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Atlanta, Georgia, electors - typically party loyalists - will gather today to formally cast those votes.