While he refused to set a timeline, Ghaly acknowledged that relief from the restrictions was heavily dependent on ICU capacities and added that officials were alarmed at the potential for crushing caseloads as a result of the Christmas-New Years holiday break's travel.
Broward Health plans on vaccinating 20 people each hour, totaling around 100 people a day. Yzaguirre told Insider a reservation system is now in the works. Around 96,000 vaccinators have been trained to administer the vaccines. It's unclear how many doses will be available on Saturday, but the health department said they'll be distributed on a first come, first served basis.
The reopening of secondary schools in England will be delayed, and in some of the areas hardest hit by Covid-19 primary school pupils will also not return to their desks as planned next week. Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the country's hospitals were coming under very significant pressure, with the number of people battling the virus on wards or intensive care as high as it was during the first wave.
Both individuals are Colorado National Guard personnel who were deployed to support staffing at the Good Samaritan Society assisted living center in Simla in Elbert County, said Dr. Separately on Tuesday, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell put off a vote on Trump's call to boost COVID-19 relief checks for Americans to $2,000, in a rare challenge to his fellow Republican.
Since the virus started infecting Minnesotans in March, the state has reported 413,107 positive cases, 21,748 hospitalizations and 5,262 deaths. Of those cases, 560,035 are confirmed and 62,314 are probable. In nursing and personal care homes, there are 51,999 resident cases of COVID-19, and 9,410 cases among employees, for a total of 61,409 at 1,457 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.
Letlow, who was 41-years-old, had been in the ICU since December 23. A newly elected United States congressman, Luke Letlow , has died shortly after testing positive for COVID-19. Doctors reportedly gave Letlow the antiviral drug Remdesivir and steroids as part of his treatment, and told local media that the politician did not have any underlying health conditions that would placed him at greater risk to the virus .