Coronavirus News Update – Sept. 28: Healthcare Workers Rush to Get Vaccinated in New York, Averting Crisis

By Anna Breuer on 28 September 2021
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In New York State, thousands of healthcare workers were inoculated against the coronavirus ahead of the Monday deadline that requires them to either do so or be dismissed. Statewide, the vaccination rate for hospital employees rose to 92%, averting a major staffing crisis.

As of Tuesday morning, the world has recorded 233.2 million Covid-19 cases and almost 4.8 million deaths, according to Worldometer, a service that tracks such information. In addition, 209.9 million people worldwide have recovered from the virus.

The average daily number of new coronavirus cases in the United States over the past 14 days is 117,966, a -33% change.  The average daily death toll over the same period is 2,052, an increase of 12% over the previous period.

In addition, since the start of the pandemic the United States has recorded over 43.9 million cases, a higher figure than any other country, and a death toll of 709,119. India has the world’s second highest number of officially recorded cases, almost 33.7 million, and a death toll of 447,406, although experts believe that both numbers are in reality significantly higher.

Since vaccinations started at the end of last year 6.18 billion doses have been administered across the globe as of Tuesday morning, an increase of 0.05 billion over the past 24 hours and the equivalent of 81 doses for every 100 people, a one dose increase per hundred over the past 24 hours.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that, as of Tuesday, 213.7 million people in the United States – or 64.4% – have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Of that population, 55.4%, or 183.8 million people, are now fully vaccinated, and the total number of doses that have been dispensed in the United States is now 390.6 million. Breaking this down further, 77.1% of the population over the age of 18 – or 199.1 million people – has received at least a first inoculation and 66.6% of the same group – or 172.1 million people – is fully vaccinated.

Finally, officials in Japan announced the end of the country’s state of emergency.  The move came amidst a drop in new infections and a vaccination rate in the country that is almost 60%.

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