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Interfor International - COVID-19 Daily Update - June 1 2021

Interfor International – Covid-19 Update – June 1

Interfor’s Covid-19 Updates – June 1, 2021

Latest numbers (as of 9am est):

Total Reported Cases: 170,784,945(33,264,595 in United States)

Total Deaths: 3,551,570 (594,568 in United States) 

Full Vaccinations Administered: 430 million, globally (United States: 135M – 40.7% of population)

**Join Interfor on June 9th at 4pm EST for a webinar we are hosting with our partner Valital Technologies about using a mix of AI and Human Ingenuity to prevent risk. One of our panelists will be Mark Sullivan, former director of the U.S. Secret Service**

NOTEWORTHY DEVELOPMENTS 

United States

  • New York’s statewide Covid-19 positivity rate continues to hit new record lows, marking 0.67%. More than 19 million doses of the vaccine have so far been administered in the state.
  • The curfew for New York City bars, restaurants and caterers ended Monday night. Restaurants and bars can now serve past midnight.
  • Colorado has updated Covid-19 rules for residential care facilities, allowing fully vaccinated people to go without a mask in most places. Vaccinated staff and residents also will no longer have to undergo weekly Covid-19 testing. 
  • California and Maryland are the 11th and 12th states to meet Joe Biden’s goal of inoculating 70% of US adults with at least one vaccine shot by July 4.
  • The Transportation Security Administration reported the number of passengers screened at US airports Friday through Sunday topped 1.6 million each day. That is the biggest figure since March 8, 2020, just before the pandemic began.

International  

  • The European Commission is calling on member states to consider a gradual lifting of coronavirus travel restrictions within the bloc using a new common tool: the EU Digital Covid Certificate. The Certificate aims to restore free movement within the bloc by exempting fully vaccinated holders from travel-related testing or quarantine.  
  • India, after a spark in cases that started in February through May, has reported declining infection rates the past three weeks. However, the death toll is still high but began to drop slightly last week.
  • Officials from Peru raised the country’s death toll to 180,764 from March 1 through May 22, almost triple the official death toll, which was 68,000.
  • The World Health Organization announced that Coronavirus variants are to be named after letters of the Greek alphabet instead of their first place of discovery, to avoid stigma.
  • Germany’s public health agency lowered the coronavirus risk level to “high” from “very high” on Tuesday for the first time in 2021, reflecting a fall in the number of new infections.
  • Vietnam began mass testing risk groups in Ho Chi Minh City and introducing new social distancing measures, after officials warned of a new “very dangerous” hybrid variant discovered in the country. 

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