CLEVELAND, Ohio – Our roundup of coronavirus news and developments covers the death of a speed skating champion, as well as news about the Delta variant, the delayed launch of a cruise ship and a player of the NBA tested positive. Here’s our weekly timeline of coronavirus facts, figures and figures for Cleveland, Ohio, the United States, and the world from June 12-18, followed by our quotes for the week:
Ohio has 385 confirmed or probable cases of the coronavirus. … One of the greatest speed skaters, Igor Jelezovski, dies of Covid. Known as the “Minsk Bear,” Zhelezovsky won victory for the Soviet Union, Commonwealth of Independent States and Belarus in the 1980s and 1990s. He became president of the Belarusian skating union. He was 57 years old.
The State reports 251 cases, bringing the total to 1,107,047.… Scott Gottlieb, a former Food and Drug Administration commissioner, told CBS that 10% of Covid infections in the United States can be attributed to the Delta variant. He says he will likely become the dominant strain in the country.
The Ohio Department of Health records 178 cases, below the 21-day moving average of 446 cases. A total of 1,107,225 cases have been followed in Ohio. … Cities are following the example of the state when it comes to vaccination incentive programs. Columbus City Council passes its Vaccine Green initiative, which will give up to $ 100 to residents who get vaccinated under the program. … The Associated Press reports that nearly 600,000 Americans have died from Covid. … Vaccine maker Novavax claims its vaccine is highly effective and protects against variants in large study. The company says its two-shot vaccine is around 90% effective overall. … CNBC reports that a virus outbreak in southern China has disrupted port services, pushing up shipping costs after Guangdong province recorded an increase in Covid cases. … Due to the Delta variant, England extended their reopening for four weeks until Monday July 19th. The restrictions should have been lifted on Monday, June 21.
The state reports that 31 Ohioans have died from coronavirus, bringing the death toll to 20,122. Ohio adds 296 more cases, below the 21-day moving average of 425.… California reopens, lifting most of its restrictions to end capacity limits, physical distancing and – for those vaccinated – mask requirements. … Royal Caribbean International is postponing the inaugural departures of its new cruise ship, the Odyssey of the Seas, after eight crew members tested positive. The Caribbean cruises were to be launched on Saturday July 3; now they have to leave on Saturday July 31st.
Another 381 coronavirus cases are reported in Ohio, below the 21-day moving average of 396. The cumulative number of confirmed cases stands at 1,107,902 cases. … Suzanne district de Findlay is the fourth recipient of the Ohio Vax-a-Million $ 1 million award, and Sean Horning of Cincinnati will receive a full four-year college scholarship. The last Vax-a-Million lottery ends on Wednesday, June 23. … Almost 45% of Americans are fully immunized. … The NFL and NFL Players Association agree to Covid protocols for training camp and the 2021 preseason. The deal includes significantly relaxed restrictions for fully vaccinated players and even brings back some in-person media access. Fully vaccinated players will be tested every two weeks, not daily, and they will not be required to wear masks on team premises and when traveling. They also won’t have to self-quarantine after high-risk exposure. … Leader of the Phoenix Suns Chris Paul (top photo, bottom right) was placed in NBA health and safety protocols after testing positive. With 16.4 points and 8.9 assists per game, Paul is an integral part of the Suns, which are in the playoffs.
A further 244 cases were identified in Ohio, bringing the total to 1,108,146.… Governor Mike DeWine says that from tonight, he will lift the state of emergency he decreed at the start of the pandemic. It will come into effect on Friday. He also said he was lifting the last visitation orders related to nursing homes and assisted living facilities. … DeWine says the Mass Vaccination Center at the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University administered approximately 258,000 doses over 12 weeks, with half of those doses going to residents living in “high-vulnerability postal codes.” social ”, where data showed they were at higher risk of infection. … The Biden administration announces that it will invest more than $ 3 billion from the US bailout to promote the manufacture of Covid antiviral drugs – like a pill someone could take at home. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases says the widespread availability of antiviral pills that can be taken at home could save lives and prevent hospitalizations. … Public outcry continues in Japan to cancel the Summer Olympics – only 5% of Japanese people are fully vaccinated – but the Games are still scheduled to start on Friday July 23.
Ohio’s coronavirus state of emergency has ended. DeWine announces that it is lifting the order that originated on March 9, 2020, as well as the last visitation orders related to nursing homes and assisted living facilities, although the parameters will still have to follow the rules and guidelines of the federal government. These ordinances are among the latest executive decrees related to the coronavirus. … In Indonesia, more than 350 healthcare professionals have contracted Covid despite being vaccinated with Sinovac, as concerns increase over the effectiveness of some vaccines against variants. Additionally, the Delta variant is blamed for an outbreak in Kudus, which has around 5,000 healthcare workers. Hospitalization rates exceed 90%.
Quotes of the week
• “We have the tools to control this and defeat it, we just need to use those tools. “- Scott Gottlieb, former Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, at CBS. As of June 13, 64.4% of adults had received at least one dose of the vaccine.
• “We are not finished. This is not the football of tomorrow. It is not mission accomplished tomorrow. This virus will not go away tomorrow. This pandemic is not behind us tomorrow. We are very aware that already in 2021 in the world, more people have lost their lives due to Covid than in the whole of 2020. ”- Governor of California. Gavin Newsom.
• “It’s like Covid on steroids. You can be with people for less time and still be exposed. “- Andy Slavitt, former White House senior adviser on the Covid-19 response, to CNN, regarding the Delta variant. The variant is thought to be more transmissible or may cause more serious illness. The Centers for Disease Control says the variant accounts for about 10% of coronavirus cases in the United States.
We compile our coronavirus timeline from cleveland.com stories and dispatches. Every Saturday morning, we recap news and statistics regarding the virus. Here is the previous recap of the coronavirus June 5-11.
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