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Interfor International – Covid-19 Update – March 9

Interfor’s Covid-19 Updates -March 9, 2021

Latest numbers (as of 9am est):

Total Reported Cases: 117,250914 (29,045,903in United States)

Total Deaths: 2,604,123 (525,904 in United States) 

Total Vaccine Doses Administered: 312 million globally (9.56% of US population; 32 million)

NOTEWORTHY DEVELOPMENTS 

United States

  • More than 92 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in the United States, according to data published by the CDC. More than 60 million people have now received at least one dose of the vaccine, and more than 31 million people have been fully vaccinated.
  • New guidelines from the CDC state that those fully vaccinated against Covid-19 can safely visit other vaccinated people and small groups of unvaccinated people in some circumstances, but important safety precautions are still needed.
  • New York City’s public high schools will reopen for in-person learning on March 22.
  • Wyoming’s Governor announced the removing of the statewide mask requirement, allowing restaurants, bars, theaters, and gyms to resume normal operations starting March 16.
  • Starting Thursday, Ohio will expand its Covid-19 vaccine eligibility to include people age 50 and older, as well as those with type 2 diabetes and end-stage renal disease.
  • All students in New Mexico will be allowed to return to in-person learning by April 5. In addition, all school staff will be vaccinated within the next three weeks. 

International  

  • Belgium began easing its lockdown restrictions this week.  Up to 10 persons can gather outdoors, with social distancing measures and face masks.  
  • Italy’s coronavirus death toll topped 100,000 on Monday, making it the sixth country to do so, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
  • Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and his wife, Asma al-Assad have tested positive for coronavirus and will remain in home quarantine for two to three weeks.
  • China will launch a program to inoculate its citizens living abroad. The county will also roll out health certificates for international travelers.
  • Brazil reported its largest daily increase in new Covid-19 cases since January 7, with 80,508 new infections.

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