Orange County coronavirus metrics rise, but some flattening trends offer hope - OCRegister

by ocregister 01/13/2021

Orange County coronavirus metrics rise, but some flattening trends offer hope  OCRegister


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With the worldwide death toll from the coronavirus pandemic topping 2 million on Friday, a new variant of the virus that has begun spreading in the United States has health experts on edge. The variant, designated B.1.1.7, was first identified in the U.K., and researchers estimate it is roughly 50 percent more transmissible than the more common coronavirus strain. On Friday the CDC predicted this variant could become the dominant strain in the U.S. by March.Yahoo News Medical Contributor Dr. Kavita Patel explains what we can do individually and as a country to minimize the impact of this new variant.

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Effective January 26, all travelers to the United States – including all U.S. citizens and transiting passengers — ages 2 and older must present a negative COVID-19 viral test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 prior to boarding the plane.  The test must be taken within 3 days of the flight’s departure.  For detailed information ...

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As the nation moves past 23 million coronavirus cases, the U.S. is making a bleak new projection on how many people could die from COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predict at the rate we’re going the total could surge to 477,000 deaths by February. Thousands of people gathered to celebrate the University of Alabama’s College Football National...