Coronavirus Live Updates: Hospitalizations, Newly Reported Cases Decline – wsj.com

By David Corridor

The variety of individuals hospitalized within the U.S. because of Covid-19 fell to the bottom stage since mid-December, whereas newly reported instances continued to say no.

Greater than 110,000 individuals within the U.S. have been hospitalized as of Sunday because of the illness, the bottom whole since Dec. 15, in line with the Covid Monitoring Undertaking. The variety of sufferers requiring therapy in intensive care items, nevertheless, remained elevated at greater than 21,000.

The U.S. reported greater than 130,000 new instances for Sunday, the eighth consecutive day the every day whole was beneath 200,000, in line with information compiled by Johns Hopkins College. The info could replace later. Total, the U.S. has reported greater than 25.1 million coronavirus instances for the reason that pandemic started.

The nation’s demise toll rose by greater than 1,700 on Sunday, pushing the whole to greater than 419,000, in line with Johns Hopkins.

Whereas the state of affairs within the U.S. has improved considerably in contrast with earlier within the yr, there may be rising concern over the unfold of recent variants of the virus.

Anthony Fauci, who’s serving as President Biden’s chief medical adviser for the Covid-19 pandemic, on Sunday reiterated warnings that the brand new coronavirus variant first recognized in Britain may very well be extra lethal.

“We have to assume now that what has been circulating dominantly within the U.Ok. does have a sure diploma of enhance in what we name virulence, particularly the ability of the virus to trigger extra injury, together with demise,” he stated on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

On Monday, Mr. Biden plans to ban most non-U.S. citizens from touring into the nation if they’ve not too long ago been in South Africa, the place a brand new variant of the coronavirus is driving a second wave of infections. He can even restore a ban on most journey into the U.S. from Europe, the U.Ok. and Brazil, reversing an effort by former President Donald Trump to carry these restrictions in his closing days in workplace.

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