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Interfor International - COVID-19 Daily Update - April 6

Interfor International – Covid-19 Update – April 6

Interfor’s Covid-19 Updates -April 6, 2021

Latest numbers (as of 9am est):

Total Reported Cases: 131,907,441 (30,786,016 in United States)

Total Deaths: 2,862,885 (555,619 in United States) 

Full Vaccinations Administered: 147 million, globally (18.8% of US population; 62M)

NOTEWORTHY DEVELOPMENTS 

United States

  • More than 167 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in the United States, according to data published by the CDC. 32.4% of adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and about 18.8% are fully vaccinated.
  • the CDC issued an update on travel guidance that those fully vaccinated can travel at low risk to themselves, eliminating some testing and quarantine recommendations
  • Pennsylvania moved to its next stage of vaccine eligibility as part of its Phase 1B plan. Those who work in education, manufacturing, public transit, the US Postal Service, and the clergy are now eligible. All residents will be eligible for the vaccine on April 19.
  • Washington, DC’s mayor announced the District will loosen many coronavirus restrictions beginning May 1, given that cases continue to decline later in the spring.  
  • New Jersey’s governor announced that residents over age 16 will be eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine starting April 19.
  • Maryland has extended its Covid-19 eligibility to all residents 16 and older.

International  

  • New Zealand will begin a quarantine-free travel bubble with Australia starting April 18. Travelers will board “green zone flights,” meaning there will be no passengers who have come from anywhere but Australia in the past 14 days.
  • India’s union territory of Delhi has imposed a night curfew in immediate effect as coronavirus cases mount. The curfew will last between 10 p.m and 5 a.m. local time every day until April 30, during which all public movement will be prohibited.
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that the UK will be easing coronavirus restrictions starting April 12.
  • Japan designated Osaka and two other prefectures for new virus control steps as infections in those areas rise less than four months before the Tokyo Olympics.
  • Iran has entered its fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and has reached a four-month high in daily cases. 88 cities have been categorized as “Red Zones.” The country has the most severe Covid-19 outbreak in the Middle East, with the highest number of cases and deaths in the region.

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