Dr. Fauci: US may see ‘surge upon surge’ of virus this winter
As the U.S. settles deeper into the holiday season, so too is it settling into a dangerous trend of coronavirus spread. The cold winter months are pushing people indoors, where the airborne virus can spread easier than outdoors. He was referring to the country’s current battle with increased coronavirus spread. Pfizer formally requested an emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine on Nov. 20. Related: Details on when COVID-19 vaccine could be made public for useWhile it’s not totally clear who will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and when, it is likely that school-aged children will be among the last groups in the U.S. to receive them.
LIVE STREAM: President Trump leads first coronavirus task force briefing since April
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a White House coronavirus task force news briefing at 5 p.m. on Tuesday for the first time since April. The task force has held news briefings since then, but President Trump has not participated in them. Trumps resumption of the coronavirus task force news briefings comes as coronavirus (COVID-19) cases are spiking across the country. COVID-19 cases in the U.S. have been increasing by about 400,000 new cases each week since June 29. Texas reported an increase of 74,000 cases and California reported an increase of 64,000 additional cases in the last week.
WATCH LIVE: Florida gov. to address increasing coronavirus (COVID-19) cases
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will hold a news briefing at noon on Tuesday to address the states rapidly increasing coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. Florida has been experiencing one of the most significant spikes in COVID-19 cases in the country over the last few weeks. Florida reported a weekly increase of nearly 76,000 COVID-19 cases between July 6-13. In comparison, the state of Michigan is reporting a total of 74,152 COVID-19 cases as of July 20. The state of Florida reported the countrys highest daily increase of COVID-19 cases on July 12, recording 15,299 new cases in one day.
Health officials: Ingham County COVID-19 cases may be tied to recent travel
LANSING, Mich. Ingham County health officials are asking people who have recently traveled to states with a high-risk for coronavirus (COVID-19) spread to self-quarantine for 14 days. The recommendation comes as COVID-19 cases spike throughout Ingham County -- which officials say may be largely attributed to recent travel. Approximately one-third of positive cases in Ingham County have recent travel in their history, said Ingham County Health Officer Linda S. Vail. Ingham County health officials are urging people to use this data to influence their travel plans, avoiding regions that are high risk for COVID-19 spread. Recent travelers should monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms, which can develop up to 14 days after exposure.
What does Michigan’s ‘high risk’ for COVID-19 mean?
DETROIT – A website that tracks the risk of COVID-19 spreading in each state has changed Michigan’s status from being in control of the spread to “at risk” of an active outbreak. The group of technologists, epidemiologists, health experts and public policy leaders at Covid Act Now used a number of different factors to calculate a risk for COVID-19 worsening in any given state. By their calculations, Michigan is currently only able to trace 48% of new coronavirus infections within two days. As of the calculations done on July 4, the risk level for every region has gone up. Grand Rapids and Lansing are both listed as high risk, while Metro Detroit was increased to medium-high risk.
Michigan now at ‘high risk’ for coronavirus outbreak, research shows
Michigan has now been labeled at “high risk” for a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as cases increase across the state, according to data from Covid Act Now. A screenshot of Covid Act Now's map of the United States and colored according to their "Covid Risk Level." A map of Michigan counties and their assigned COVID-19 risk levels from research led by Covid Act Now. (Covid Act Now)A number of Michigan counties have moved backward into “high” or “critical” risk levels for a COVID-19 outbreak since last week. Michigan is one of 24 states at high risk for a COVID-19 outbreak.
LIVE STREAM: White House coronavirus task force holds briefing
WASHINGTON The White House coronavirus task force will host a news conference at 11 a.m. on Wednesday to address the rising number of COVID-19 cases across the country. Other states like Texas and California also reported an increase of around 48,000 COVID-19 cases each in the last week. COVID-19 cases are climbing at a rapid pace in Arizona, Georgia, North and South Carolina and more states. As of Tuesday the state is reporting a total of 66,627 COVID-19 cases and 6,005 deaths. New Michigan COVID-19 cases per day since June 22:
Out-of-hospital deaths, emergencies increase due to coronavirus pandemic, Michigan officials say
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan health officials are reporting significant increases in out-of-hospital emergencies and deaths amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Hospitals and medical centers were initially overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients when the pandemic hit in Michigan in March, which led people to avoid seeking care unrelated to COVID-19. Emergency centers remain open and most selective operations have resumed at medical centers across Michigan. Some states are reporting an increase of around 40,000 COVID-19 cases in just the last week. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer moved some counties into “high risk” categories due to recent spikes in COVID-19 cases.
COVID-19 by county: New tool identifies local virus risk levels
A new tool is making it easier to identify the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) spread at the county level for each individual state. Regions risk levels dont necessarily change each day, but rather are based on the daily changes in data. A map of counties across the United States and their labeled COVID-19 "risk level" from a new research initiative by Harvard Global Health Institute. July 1, 2020: Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 64,132, Death toll now at 5,951Oscoda and St. Joseph counties are both experiencing an orange COVID-19 risk level. A map of Michigan counties and their labeled COVID-19 "risk levels" based on their daily increase in COVID-19 cases.