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Interfor International – Covid-19 Update – March 30

Interfor’s Covid-19 Updates -March 30, 2021

Latest numbers (as of 9am est):

Total Reported Cases: 127,788,017 (30,332,761 in United States)

Total Deaths: 2,794,421 (550,088 in United States) 

Full Vaccinations Administered: 127 million, globally (15.8% of US population; 52M)

NOTEWORTHY DEVELOPMENTS 

United States

  • Approximately 146 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in the United States, according to data published by the CDC. 28.6% of adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and about 15.8% have been fully vaccinated.
  • The CDC has extended a moratorium on evictions of tenants who are unable to make rental payments through June 30. Additionally, it has added substance abuse disorders to the list of underlying conditions that can increase risk for severe Covid-19.
  • New York state announced that all residents age 30 and older are eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine starting today. Residents 16 and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine starting April 6.
  • Colorado will open vaccine eligibility to all adults on April 2. Those 16 and older will be eligible for the Pfizer vaccine and those 18 and over will be eligible for the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
  • Alabama’s Governor Kay Ivey is set to end the state’s mask mandate on April 9.
  • Florida’s Governor signed a bill that protects certain businesses, government, health care providers, educational and religious institutions from Covid-19 lawsuits.  If an organization made a “good faith effort” to comply with Covid-19 guidelines, it will be immune from civil liability.  

International  

  • All travelers entering Germany are now required to have a negative coronavirus test not more than 48 hours old. This regulation will stay in force until May 12.
  • Persons in England are now allowed to meet outdoors in groups of up to six or two households (with social distancing), as the first of the country’s coronavirus measures were eased Monday.
  • Canada has halted the AstraZeneca vaccine as a precautionary measure for adults 55 and under, saying that there was “substantial uncertainty” about the benefits of the vaccine in that age group.
  • Slovenia’s government will reinstate coronavirus restrictions in April due to a growing number of infections and hospitalizations. According to the Prime Minister, public life in the country will essentially be suspended between April 1 and 12.
  • Cuba will begin mass vaccinations, starting with 150,000 frontline workers, using one of its homegrown Covid-19 vaccine candidates. It is the first country in Latin America to develop two vaccines that have advanced to phase three trials. 

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