1 million new covid cases in USA — in only 5 days… Top killer this week; Overtakes heart disease…

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1 million new covid cases in USA — in only 5 days…

(CNN)After the first cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the United States on January 20, it took almost 100 days to reach 1 million infections. Now, the country has added more than 1 million cases to its grim total in just five days.

From Tuesday to Saturday, 1,000,882 new coronavirus cases were reported in the US, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, bringing the total to more than 14.5 million confirmed cases and 281,199 deaths from the virus.
The month of November registered frightening peaks in the daily number of new coronavirus cases — reaching 100,000 for the first time, as well as spikes in hospitalizations and deaths. On the second day of December, more than 200,000 new cases were reported for the previous 24 hours.

Top killer this week; Overtakes heart disease…

CORONAVIRUS became the number one killer in the US this week – overtaking heart disease for the first time – as a record 2,879 people died from the virus in a single day on Thursday.

The harrowing death toll comes as 30million in California are heading into lockdown as the state faces dwindling ICU bed capacities.

States defer to health providers on who gets first vaccines…

States struggling to prioritize who should receive the initial coronavirus shots are handing off those critical decisions to health care providers, giving them less than two weeks to decide how to ration the scarce doses among their own employees.

An expert panel advising the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday overwhelmingly recommended that the first doses go to health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities, given their heightened risk for contracting the deadly virus. However, those recommendations aren’t binding, with the Trump administration giving states leeway to divide up the initial batches of life-saving shots.

Rollout relies heavily on CVS and WALGREENS…

 

 

 

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