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Signs on the door of the Luscious Salon inform customers about the pandemic policy in Lodi, California. , Wednesday, Dec. . 9, 2020. Lodi, a city of just under 68. 000 inhabitants, belongs to the San Joaquin Valley region. The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in California’s San Joaquin Valley and filling its hospitals. It has the fewest intensive care beds available in any area of ​​California, a scary reality that health officials hope will encourage more people to wear masks and social distancing. (AP Photo / Rich Pedroncelli)

TOKYO – Japan’s daily coronavirus cases hit 3 for the first time. 000 as the government delays tighter measures for fear of damaging the economy before the Christmas season.

The 3. 030 new cases, including 621 in Tokyo, brought Japan’s national record to 177. 287 with 2. 562 deaths, the Ministry of Health announced on Sunday.

Experts say serious cases are on the rise across the country, placing a burden on hospitals and interfering with the daily medical care of other patients. They asked the authorities to take action, e.g.. B.. Suspend trips outside of town and ask shops to close early.

Recent media polls show that support ratings for Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s government have fallen by around 20 points from around 70% in the first three months of his tenure due to public dissatisfaction with how coronavirus is being handled.

Japan imposed a non-binding state of emergency in the spring and survived previous infection peaks without being blocked. Experts say the continued resurgence in the dry and cold season would be more of a challenge.

SEOUL – South Korea won 1. 030 set another record for its daily coronavirus record as authorities struggle to keep viruses from spreading. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Sunday that the additional cases, including two deaths, increased the national case count to 42. 766 increased with 580 deaths. Roughly 80% of the new cases were found in the densely populated area of ​​Seoul, where authorities closed nightclubs and other high-risk places, banned late-night dining, and took other steps to slow the spread. However, such measures have shown little effect. Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said Saturday that his government may need to enforce its social distancing rules at the highest level if the virus doesn’t slow down. Such restrictions would prohibit a gathering of more than 10 people, close schools, theaters and department stores, and suspend professional sports leagues.

U. . S.. . Officials say the nation’s first COVID-19 vaccine will arrive in the states Monday morning. The trucks will hit the market on Sunday morning as shipping companies deliver Pfizer’s vaccine to nearly 150 distribution centers across the United States.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump has not publicly acknowledged the record number of deaths, hospitalizations, and coronavirus cases this week. He welcomed the vaccine but did not mention the toll the virus has taken.

BALTIMORE – The U. . S.. . According to the Johns Hopkins University, more than 16 million cases of COVID-19 have been recorded, by far the largest number of cases in any country in the world.

Cases of viruses have emerged across much of the United States. S.. . This has resulted in record deaths in the past few days.

India and Brazil are the only other countries that have reported more than 3 million cases of COVID-19. More than 71 million cases have been confirmed worldwide. The actual number of cases is believed to be far higher as many people have not been tested and some who get the disease do not show symptoms.

The U. . S.. . With more than 297. 600 deaths related to the coronavirus is the world leader, including a record of 3. 309 on Friday.

The increase is due to millions of doses of the Pfizer-developed COVID-19 vaccine spilling over into U.. S.. . Hospitals on Monday. The first vaccines are going to hospital staff and other health professionals.

FRESNO, California. – The number of available beds in intensive care units in the vast San Joaquin Valley fell to zero for the first time on Saturday, according to California health officials. Just one day earlier, the capacity of the intensive care unit in the region with 12 counties was 4. 5%.

The news comes as intensive care units fill up across California amid COVID-19 cases. Last week, the San Joaquin Valley and the vast region of Southern California were ordered to adhere to the strictest anti-COVID-19 rules under a new stay at home order.

Overflowing intensive care units has been a major factor in government. Gavin Newsom’s decision to implement the new order.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The U. S.. . has a record of 3, according to Johns Hopkins University. 309 daily coronavirus deaths reached.

The U. . S.. . According to a record by Johns Hopkins University, he reached 231. 775 daily a record number of confirmed infections. That’s almost 4. 000 more than previous December high. 4th.

The increase is due to millions of doses of the Pfizer-developed COVID-19 vaccine reaching hospitals on Monday. The first vaccines are going to hospital staff and other health professionals.

The U. . S.. . leads the world at 15 in confirmed cases. 9 million and deaths in more than 296. 000. The coronavirus caused more than 1. 6 million deaths worldwide.

WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration says pilots may receive the COVID-19 vaccine but may not fly for 48 hours.

The FAA says it needs the observation period « to maintain the highest level of safety » in the airspace it regulates. The 48-hour observation also applies to air traffic controllers.

The U. . S.. . The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the use of a Pfizer-developed vaccine in an emergency. Delivery is expected on Monday in various states. The Pfizer vaccine requires two doses three weeks apart. The 48 hour period applies after both doses.

The FAA says it will monitor the response to the vaccine. It requires similar waiting times after aviation workers receive other vaccines such as tuberculosis and typhoid.

ROM – Italy recorded another 649 coronavirus deaths on Saturday. This brings the official number to 64. 036 and is just below the leading 64 in Europe. 123 dead in Great Britain.

Italy could overtake Britain even though there are 6 million fewer people than the US. K. . is 66 million and just follows the much larger U. . S.. . , Brazil, India and Mexico, according to a review by Johns Hopkins University.

Italy has the highest number of deaths per 100. 000 inhabitants among the hardest hit countries. Italy has almost 29 since September. 000 dead added. 1.

More than 1. 8 million Italians have contracted the virus since the pandemic began. Health experts say the numbers reflect an underfunded healthcare system with few beds in intensive care units, delays in government restrictions and an elderly population.

It is believed that global cases and deaths are grossly underestimated due to a lack of infections, limited testing, and different counting criteria.

PHOENIX – Arizona reported 8. 076 confirmed coronavirus cases, one of the largest daily cases in the state.

The Department of Health reported 77 more deaths on Saturday, bringing the state’s confirmed totals to 402. 589 cases and 7. 322 deaths.

The cases exceeded the 6. 983 on Friday as the third largest daily case report after Dec.. 314 on Tuesday and 10. 322 on December. 1.

Coronavirus hospital admissions on Friday reached 3. 534, an increase of 52 from Thursday, and surpassed on Jan.. July the summer high of 3. 517. There were 799 patients in intensive care units.

WASHINGTON – U. . S.. . Officials say the nation’s first COVID-19 vaccine will arrive in the states Monday morning.

Army Gen. According to Gustave Perna, trucks will be rolled out on Sunday morning as shipping companies UPS and FedEx begin shipping Pfizer’s vaccine to nearly 150 distribution centers across the United States. Another 450 locations will receive the vaccine between Tuesday and Wednesday.

Perna works with Operation Warp Speed, the Trump administration’s vaccine development program. He says the vaccine should arrive Monday morning so health workers would be available to receive the shots and give them.

BOISE, Idaho – Idaho Gov. . Brad Little has authorized an additional 150 Idaho National Guard Soldiers to help medical facilities fight the coronavirus.

The Republican governor added the soldiers to the 100 he activated last month to help the state deal with infections and deaths. The 250 soldiers will assist in assisting mobile testing, facility decontamination and coronavirus screenings. They also help out with food banks.

State officials say nearly 120. 000 residents of Idaho were infected. There were 1. 151 deaths confirmed.

VATICAN CITY – According to Vatican News, citizens, employees and their families of the Vatican will receive the coronavirus vaccine early next year.

The head of the Vatican Health Service, Dr. . Andrea Arcangeli says the Pfizer vaccine was chosen, but others could be introduced later. Arcangeli said the Vatican health services have planned a campaign to highlight the importance of the vaccine, which can be given to anyone over the age of 18.

The Vatican, a tiny city-state of around 600 people in central Rome, has stepped up its coronavirus measures, including the need for indoor protective masks, in the wake of the resurgence of the outbreak in Italy.

In October, a resident of the Vatican hotel where Pope Francis lives and several Swiss guardsmen tested positive.

Italy has registered 1. 8 million confirmed cases and more than 63. 000 confirmed deaths, the sixth highest in the world.

PARIS – The French government allows residents of care homes to spend time with their families and receive visits, even if residents respond positively to coronavirus.

The deputy health minister in charge of elderly affairs says it is « important » to bring the spirit of Christmas into nursing homes in order to maintain family ties and combat loneliness. The relaxed rules start Tuesday through January. 3.

About a third of the more than 57. 500 virus deaths in France occurred in nursing homes. Residents have been subjected to rigorous detention, including being confined to their rooms, to contain infection.

LIMA, Peru – Peru suspended an advanced study of Chinese state-owned Sinopharm’s coronavirus vaccine after an elderly volunteer developed muscle weakness.

Peru’s Ministry of Health says: « The adverse event will be investigated to see if it is related to the vaccine or if there is some other explanation. « 

Germán Málaga, professor of medicine at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia and coordinator of the study, told RPP Radio that a 64-year-old volunteer had shown « a decrease in strength in the legs » and the condition could be linked to Guillain to be brought. Barré syndrome.

Sinopharm began its Phase 3 study in Peru in September. It includes 12. 000 people aged 18 to 75 years.

MINNEAPOLIS – New coronavirus patients say they hooked up with people outside of their households over Thanksgiving, despite strong public health warnings to stay home and keep your distance from others.

This is what contact tracers and emergency physicians are hearing repeatedly from patients across the country.

The virus was raging nationally well before Thanksgiving, but it showed some signs of flattening. It has picked up pace since then, with over 200 climbing a day through Friday. 000 new cases.

According to an analysis by the Associated Press, that’s a 16% increase over the day before Thanksgiving. The average deaths per day over a seven day period is nearly 2. 260, which is roughly the height of the siege of New York City in mid-April.

The terrible view comes as the U. . S.. . is on the verge of a major vaccination campaign against COVID-19, with the Food and Drug Administration giving the final go-ahead for the use of Pfizer’s shot on Friday.

SANTA ANA, California. – A California judge ordered a 50 percent reduction in the population in Orange County prisons to protect people from a coronavirus outbreak.

The decision of Supreme Court Justice Peter Wilson is in response to a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union alleging that prison conditions are in violation of the state’s Constitution and Discrimination Act.

The district was instructed to submit a plan to the court by December at the latest. 31. Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes says his department is reviewing « the mandate, its implications and our appeal options. « 

If the command is valid, more than 1. 800 inmates will be released, says Barnes. He says the recent Orange County prison outbreak has 74 confirmed cases, 75 pending tests, and more inmates waiting to be tested.

BERLIN – High-ranking German officials are calling for strict new measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus and to record high cases.

The country’s disease control agency, the Robert Koch Institute, reported Jan.. 438 confirmed cases in the past 24 hours and 496 deaths.

Germany, which had a much lower death rate than some of its large European neighbors in the spring, now has 1. 3 million confirmed cases and 21. 466 confirmed deaths since the outbreak began.

Finance Minister Olaf Scholz called for most of the shops to be closed quickly and promised financial support for the companies concerned.

The governor of the southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, expects a « tough lockdown » before Christmas.

Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet with the governors of the 16 German federal states on Sunday to discuss the next steps to contain the pandemic.

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