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Interfor International - COVID-19 Daily Update - April 13-2021

Interfor International – Covid-19 Update – April 13

Interfor’s Covid-19 Updates – April 13, 2021

Latest numbers (as of 9am est):

Total Reported Cases: 136,799,174 (31,268,952 in United States)

Total Deaths: 2,948,716 (562,608 in United States) 

Full Vaccinations Administered: 176 million, globally (22.3% of US population; 74M)

NOTEWORTHY DEVELOPMENTS 

United States

  • More than 190 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in the United States, according to data published by the CDC. 36.4% of adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and about 22.3% are fully vaccinated.
  • The CDC and the FDA recommend that the US pause the use of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine over “six reported US cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot.” All federal health channels will immediately stop administrating the vaccine.
  • Puerto Rico ceased all public and private school in-person learning for two weeks due to a rise in Covid-19 cases.
  • New York will no longer require international travelers arriving in the state to quarantine, though it continues to recommend they do so.
  • Kentucky’s governor said he will lift Covid-19 capacity restrictions when 2.5 million residents have been vaccinated. He added that this would remove the physical distance and curfew restrictions currently in place. Mask wearing will remain in effect.
  • Los Angeles’ mayor announced that residents ages 16 and above are now eligible for a Covid-19 vaccination at one of 19 sites currently run by the city.

International  

  • Covid-19 restrictions on travel around Scotland will be lifted on Friday.   Groups of up to six adults will be allowed to meet. Additional restrictions are expected to ease starting April 26.
  • India’s drug regulator has approved the Russian-made coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, the third to be approved. Additionally, the country will fast-track emergency use authorization for vaccines that have been approved in the US, Europe, UK and Japan or by the World Health Organization.
  • All schools in Ontario, Canada will be shut down and move to online learning because of a record number of Covid-19 infections fueled by more contagious virus variants.
  • Japan began a mass vaccination program and plans to secure 100 millionCovid-19 vaccine doses by the end of June. The doses will cover all medical workers and elderly citizens.
  • Non-essential shops have reopened in England, as the government continued to ease the country out of lockdown. Gyms, zoos and hairdressers also reopened, while restaurants and pubs will welcome customers outdoors. 
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