Susan Heavy and Karl O’Donnell
Highly contagious variant of COVIDThe 19 strains first discovered in the United Kingdom have become the most common virus strain in the United States due to the ever-increasing number of cases, the US chief health official said Wednesday.
The strain, known as B.1.1.7, was identified in the United Kingdom last fall and has since been detected in 52 jurisdictions in the United States, said Dr. Rochelle Warrensky of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the White House. I told reporters at the briefing.
US public health officials are urging Americans to be vaccinated as soon as possible as part of new precautions. variantNew coronavirus s from spread.
The United States also variant First discovered in South Africa and believed to be partially resistant COVID-19 vaccines and treatments. The stock was found in 36 jurisdictions in the United States, according to federal data last updated on Tuesday.
The United States manages about 3 million COVIDAccording to Walensky, the average daily vaccination for the past week was 19 times, an increase of 8% over the previous 7-day average.
Vaccine supply has increased significantly in the United States in recent weeks as Johnson & Johnson began administering millions of recently approved shots. Pfizer / BioNTech and Moderna have also recently increased their vaccine production capacity.
U.S. President Joe Biden doubles the goal of shots given in the first 100 days after taking office from 100 million to 200 million and urges the state to start giving shots to all adults by mid-April I did. (Open https://tmsnrt.rs/3tUM8ta in an external browser to display the vaccination diagram)
Still, the average number of new coronavirus cases per day in the United States has averaged 63,000 over the past seven days, an increase of 2.3% from the average over the past seven days, Walensky said.
Warrensky has a lot of CDC COVID-19 outbreaks related to youth sporting events, and communities with high cases should avoid hosting such events. She said the test should also be done twice a week.
White House COVID-Andy Slavitt, 19 advisers, also said it is expanding the community health center program it has set up in recent weeks to help the U.S. government introduce vaccines to underserved communities. Told to.
(Open https://tmsnrt.rs/34pvUyi in an external browser to see the global graphics COVID Cases and deaths)
(Reported by Susan Heavy, Jeff Mason, Karl O’Donnell, edited by Lisa Shoemaker)
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