Televangelist dies, of NFL players accused of violating protocol, omicron news, more – Coronavirus timeline Nov 27-Dec. 3
CLEVELAND, Ohio – From the death of a televangelist, an NFL player accused of violating protocol, and news about the omicron variant, here is our regular recap of the coronavirus facts, figures and figures relating to Cleveland, Ohio, the United States and the world Nov. 27-Dec. 3, followed by our quotes of the week:
Coronavirus hospitalizations continue to rise as they peak in more than six weeks. Ohio hospitals had 3,419 Covid patients, according to the Ohio Hospital Association. â¦ WGN in Chicago, citing a survey by experience management software company Qualtrics, indicates that 28% of unvaccinated workers in the United States would consider lying about their vaccination status – and perhaps tampering with a document – to keep a job.
Japanese ski jumper Ryoyu kobayashi (photo above, top right) announces that he has tested positive. A day earlier, with a victory in Finland, he became the first Japanese to win 20 World Cup ski jumping competitions.
Browns place a long snapper Charley hughlett on the Reserve / Covid list. â¦ Pennsylvania and Michigan appear to be hardest hit by the pandemic, in terms of deaths and seven-day averages for recent cases, among Ohio and neighboring states. Pennsylvania has the highest cumulative number of Covid deaths among states neighboring Ohio at 33,247. Michigan has the highest seven-day average of new cases among those states, at 8,126. For deaths per capita, Pennsylvania and Indiana lead the way, and Michigan is the leader in recent cases per capita. For the regional look, Cleveland.com looked at data from Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Illinois, and Wisconsin. â¦ Nations around the world are looking to keep the new omicron variant at bay with travel bans and restrictions. Japan has announced it will suspend entry for all foreign visitors, while cases of the variant identified days ago by researchers in South Africa have emerged as far apart as Hong Kong, Australia and the United States. Portugal. â¦ Merriam-Webster declared one ubiquitous truth as her Word of the Year 2021: Vaccine. The selection follows “vax” as the word of the year for publishers of the Oxford English Dictionary. Last year, Merriam-Webster chose âpandemicâ as the word of the year.
CNN reports that U.S. government officials are considering requiring that everyone entering the country be tested for Covid the day before their flight and that all travelers – including U.S. citizens – be retested after returning home. , regardless of their vaccination status. â¦ Christian televangelist and anti-vaccine advocate Lamb Marcus – who founded the Christian television channel Daystar Television Network – dies of Covid. He was 64 years old.
Ohio is reporting 8,944 new cases, the second time since early January that the state’s health department has documented more than 8,900 cases in one day. Cases tend to increase as people head indoors for holiday gatherings and the highly transmissible delta variant continues to dominate. â¦ Reuters reports that the United States has identified its first known case of Covid caused by the omicron variant, found in a fully vaccinated patient who traveled to South Africa. … Japan is asking international airlines to stop taking new bookings for all arriving flights until the end of December as the country tightens border controls against a new variant, the transport ministry said. … According to Reuters, Nigeria claims to have confirmed its first cases of Omicron, attributed to travelers who entered the country in October, suggesting it had emerged weeks before it was reported in southern Africa.
Ohio is reporting 9,131 new cases of Covid, the highest number for a single day since January 8. … University hospitals will allow unvaccinated caregivers to continue working after January 4, thus canceling their previous mandate. … Coronavirus cases continue to rise statewide, with the highest concentration of hospitalizations in northeast Ohio. According to the Ohio Hospital Association, 905 people have been hospitalized with Covid at facilities in northeast Ohio. â¦ Cleveland Metropolitan School District reports the most new cases of Covid in the state among students and staff, according to the latest weekly update from the Ohio Department of Health. The district – the second largest in the state – reported 154 new cases – 118 among students, 36 among staff. … With the delta variant increasing cases in Europe and fears about the omicron growing, governments around the world are evaluating measures for populations tired of hearing about restrictions. Greeks who are over 60 and refuse the coronavirus vaccination could face monthly fines of more than a quarter of their pensions – a harsh policy which politicians say will cost votes but save lives. Germany announces a nationwide lockdown for the unvaccinated as its leaders support mandatory vaccination plans in the coming months. â¦ NFL suspends Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio brown (photo above, bottom left), teammate Mike edwards and free agent John Franklin III for violating the League’s Covid protocols. They would have distorted their vaccination status.
World Health Organization officials say measures to counter the delta variant should remain the basis of the pandemic fight as the omicron variant gains traction, adding that travel restrictions imposed by some countries could save time.
Quotes of the week
â¢ âWe are taking emergency precautionary measures to avoid the worst-case scenario in Japan. ” – Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. The omicron variant has nation reflection restrictions. Japan and Israel have barred foreigners from entering, and Morocco has said it will suspend all inbound flights for two weeks.
â¢ âThere aren’t many people, I think, where (efficiency) is at the same levelâ¦ as we had with Delta. I think it’s going to be a big drop. I don’t know how much because we have to wait for the data. But all the scientists I’ve talked toâ¦ tell me, “It’s not going to be good.” – CEO of Moderna Stephane Bancel at the Financial Times.
â¢ âWe cannot be complacent. “- Dr Takeshi KasaÃ¯, WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific. He added that border control may delay the virus, but countries must prepare for an increase in cases. Good news: He said none of the information doctors have about omicron suggests a change in how the virus is responding. So expect a continued surge in vaccination rates, social distancing guidelines, mask wearing and other measures, the WHO regional emergency director added. Dr Babatunde Olowokure.
â¢ âOmicron is a spark on the horizon. The Delta variant is the fire that is there today. – Dr Nirav Shah, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Maine, where 334 people were hospitalized with Covid mid-week.
We compile our coronavirus timeline from cleveland.com stories and dispatches. Every Saturday morning, we recap the news and statistics about the virus. Here is the previous recap of the coronavirus November 20-26.
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