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4:36 a.m. Aug. 3, 2021 - By Mark Decambre
Dow industrials gain modestly early Tuesday but COVID delta-variant worries keep stock market in check U.S. stock indexes Tuesday rose modestly higher as traders grappled with concerns over how the global economy will withstand COVID-19's delta variant as well as Chinese regulatory actions. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.3% at 34,924, the S&P 500 index advanced 0.2% at 4,395, while the Nasdaq Composite Index climbed 0.1% to reach 14,702. The market has been buoyed by strong corporate quarterly results but investors are still watching to see if the U.S. central bank will continue to support the economy, helping to spurt further expansion for equities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday the delta variant is "highly contagious" and urged unvaccinated people to get their shots and for employers to require vaccination. "To put this in perspective: if you get sick with the alpha variant, you could infect about two other unvaccinated people," said CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. "If you get sick with the delta variant, we estimate that you can infect about five other unvaccinated people - more than twice as many as the original strain," she explained.
5:54 a.m. July 7, 2021 - By Jaimy Lee
CDC: Delta variant now makes up 51% of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. The delta variant is now the most dominant form of SARS-CoV-2 in the U.S., according to from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The variant, B.1.617.2, which was first identified in India in December, is more transmissible, though it is still unknown if it can cause more severe disease that leads to a higher rate of hospitalizations and death. As of July 3, 51.7% of cases in the U.S. that have been sequenced were caused by the delta variant. This variant that it may cause more infections among the unvaccinated, and even the vaccinated may have less protection against delta than other variants of concern.
1:50 a.m. June 11, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Coronavirus tally: New daily COVID-19 cases falls in the U.S. to snap 3-day streak of increasesThe global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness continued its climb to 174.89 million on Friday, , while deaths increased to 3,774,138. The U.S. led the world in total cases at 33.43 million, while deaths totaled 598,748. The new reported daily cases of COVID-19 fell to 11,841 on Thursday from 20,153 the day before, , to mark . New deaths fell to 412 on Thursday from 449 on Wednesday. The seven-day average of cases slipped to 13,409, down 42% from two weeks ago, while the average for deaths declined to 387, which is 22% below where it was two weeks ago. The number of fully vaccinated Americans rose to 141.58 million, or 42.6% of the total population, according to , with the number of U.S. adults receiving at least one dose increasing to 64.0%. On a global basis, India was second in total cases at 29.27 million on Wednesday, followed by Brazil at 17.21 million, according to JHU data, while Brazil was second in deaths at 482,019 and India was third at 363,079.
1:21 a.m. June 10, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Coronavirus tally: U.S. new daily cases rise back above 20,000The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed to 174.46 million on Thursday, , while deaths increased to 3,759,039. The U.S. led the world in total cases at 33.41 million, while deaths rose closer to the 600,000 mark, reaching 598,765. The new reported daily cases of COVID-19 rose to 22,314 on Wednesday from 15,059 the day before, , the highest daily total since June 1, as new deaths were at least increased to 449 on Wednesday from Tuesday's 373. The seven-day average of cases edged up to 14,809, down 36% from two weeks ago, while the average for deaths slipped to 417, which is 20% below where it was two weeks ago. The number of fully vaccinated Americans rose to 140.98 million, or 42.5% of the total population, according to , with the number of U.S. adults receiving at least one dose increased to 63.9%. On a global basis, India was second in total cases at 29.18 million on Wednesday, followed by Brazil at 17.12 million, according to JHU data, while Brazil was second in deaths at 479,515 and India was third at 355,705.
2:40 a.m. June 9, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Coronavirus tally: Global cases to 174 million, while fully vaccinated in U.S. tops 140 million peopleThe global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness rose to 174.04 million on Wednesday, , while deaths increased to 3,748,866. The U.S. was the global leader in total cases at 33.39 million, while deaths rose closer to the 600,000 mark, reaching 598,330. The seven-day average for cases in the U.S. was 14,031 as of Tuesday, down 42% from two weeks ago, , while the daily average for deaths fell 20% to 438. The declines in cases and deaths come as the number of fully vaccinated Americans rose to 140.44 million, or 42.3% of the total population, according to . On a global basis, India was second in total cases at 29.09 million on Wednesday, followed by Brazil at 17.04 million, according to JHU data, while Brazil was second in deaths at 476,792 and India was third at 353,528.
2:39 a.m. June 8, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Coronavirus tally: Global cases rise to 173.7 million, while U.S. daily cases and deaths keep trending lowerThe global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness rose to 173.67 million on Tuesday, , while deaths increased to 3,738,417. The U.S. was the global leader in total cases at 33.38 million, while deaths crept closer to the next grim milestone, as they reached 597,983. Meanwhile, the seven-day average for cases was 15,091 as of Monday, down 39% from two weeks ago, , while the daily average for deaths fell 19% to 459. The declines in cases and deaths come as the number of fully vaccinated Americans rose to 139.75 million, or 42.1% of the total population, . On a global basis, India was second in total cases at 29.00 million on Tuesday, followed by Brazil at 16.98 million, according to JHU data, while Brazil was second in deaths at 474,414 and India was third at 351,309.
2:24 a.m. June 7, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Coronavirus tally: Global cases top 173 million, while U.S. cases and deaths declineThe global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness rose to 173.34 million on Monday, , while deaths increased to 3,730,065. The U.S. remained in the lead globally in cases with 33.36 million and deaths with 597,631, JHU data show, but the seven-day average for cases has fallen 45% from two weeks ago to 13,927, according to a New York Times tracker, for deaths has dropped 44% to 437. On Sunday, daily new cases fell to 6,067 from 10,437 on June 5, , while deaths dropped to 253 from 370. The declines come as total vaccinations administered topped 300 million, , with 138.97 million people, or 41.9% of the total population, now fully vaccinated. On a global basis, India was second in cases at 28.91 million on Monday, followed by Brazil at 16.95 million, according to JHU data, while Brazil was second in deaths at 473,404 and India was third at 349,186.
1:27 a.m. May 14, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Coronavirus tally: Global COVID-19 cases top 161 million, while U.S. sees signs of normalizationThe global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 161.2 million on Friday, , while the death toll rose topped 3.3 million. The U.S. continues to lead the world in total cases with 32.85 million and deaths with 584,495. But with nearly 119 million people fully vaccinated, about 36% of Americans can see some return to normalcy, as the said fully vaccinated people "can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic." India remains a worrisome hotspot, with about on Friday and 4,000 new deaths. In total, India is second worldwide with 24.05 million cases and third with 262,317 deaths, while Brazil is third in cases with 15.43 million and second in deaths with 430,417.
5:51 a.m. May 3, 2021 - By Jaimy Lee
Ocugen's stock is up after sharing preprint about COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness against lesser known Brazilian variantShares of Ocugen Inc. were up 20.2% in trading on Monday after the Pennslyvania company said a COVID-19 vaccine it is contracted to develop with Indian biotechnology firm Bharat Biotech International Ltd. is "potentially" effective against B.1.1.28.2, or P.2., a variant first identified in Brazil in April 2020. The variant has been designated a variant of interest in the U.S. but is not considered a more serious variant of concern like the B.1.1.7. out of the U.K. or the P.1, which was also first identified in Brazil, . The cited by Ocugen is a preprint, which is preliminary medical research that has not been peer-reviewed, and it compared IgG antibody titers in people who had received the shots to those who have recovered from COVID-19. The study was conducted in a lab and included 61 sera samples, two of which had the B.1.1.28.2 variant. Ocugen has said it is developing Bharat's vaccine, which was approved in India in January, for the U.S. but has not yet initiated clinical trials for this market. Ocugen's stock has soared 729.8% since the start of the year, while the S&P 500 is up 11.3%.
9:36 a.m. April 30, 2021 - By Robert Schroeder
U.S. to restrict travel from India as COVID cases surgeThe Biden administration will restrict travel from India beginning May 4, the White House said Friday. "The policy will be implemented in light of extraordinarily high COVID-19 caseloads and multiple variants circulating in India," a statement said. The administration is acting on the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. India on Friday , as the country's army opened its hospitals in the latest effort to address a dire humanitarian crisis.
11:12 a.m. April 13, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
S&P 500 books record high and Nasdaq rallies 1.1% as stock market reacts to Johnson & Johnson pause, hot CPI report The S&P 500 finished at a record and technology shares closed in the green Tuesday as long-term government bond yields retreated despite data showing a surge in consumer prices in March. Investors were hit with early negative headlines after the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requested the immediate halt in the use of Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID vaccine out of "an abundance of caution" due to extremely rare blood-clotting issues in women. That report was followed by a highly anticipated reading of March that showed U.S. consumer prices rising on the month for the fourth month in a row, with the pace of inflation hitting the highest level in 21/2 years. The rate of inflation over the past year shot up to 2.6% from 1.7% in the prior month, marking the highest level since the fall of 2018. The S&P 500 closed at a record at around 4,141, about 0.3% higher, while the Nasdaq Composite Index closed up 1.1% as technology shares scored a bounce off reteating bond yields. The 10-year Treasury note yielded 1.62% , with the decline following the CPI report, which some traders said wasn't as hot as expected, helping support some bids for long-dated bonds and relieving some of the pressure of higher borrowing costs on investments viewed as speculative like tech and tech-related shares. The Dow Jones Industrial Average , however, closed off 0.2% at aroound 33,677.
2:27 a.m. April 13, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow futures turn south Tuesday after FDA and CDC call for pause of Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccineFutures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 pivoted lower Tuesday morning after said that the U.S. will seek a pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to blood-clotting issues. "We are recommending a pause in the use of this vaccine out of an abundance of caution," the Food and Drug Administration, said jointly with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The New York Times, citing officials briefed on the decision, said a rare clotting issue has cropped up in six women within about two weeks of vaccination. Futures for the Dow fell 127 points or 0.4% and those for the S&P 500 were trading 0.3% lower at 4,107. Shares of J&J were down 3% in pre-market action on Tuesday. The FDA and the CDC are requesting that the J&J vaccine not be used at federal sites and is urging states to also follow suit.
1:25 a.m. April 12, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Coronavirus tally: Global deaths from COVID-19 climb toward 3 million, as U.S. death toll tops 562,000The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness rose to 136.1 million on Monday, according to , as the death toll climbed to 2,937,730. The U.S. leads the world in cases and deaths by wide margins, with 31.2 million cases, or about 23% of the global total, while the 562,066 death toll made of about 19% of the total. On Sunday, the U.S. added at least 48,147 new cases and 296 new deaths, , although those numbers are likely under-reported given reduced staffing at hospitals at weekends. The U.S. has averaged 69,632 cases per day, up 11% from the average two weeks ago. The rise in new cases comes despite the continued increase in vaccinations. More than 187.0 million doses have been administered and more than 119.2 million Americans -- 35.9% of the total population -- have received at least one dose, with more than 72.6 million people, or 21.9% of the population, being fully vaccinated, according to (CDC). Outside of the U.S., Brazil is second globally in cases at 13.53 million and also second with a death toll of 353,137. India is third worldwide in cases with 13.48 million and fourth in deaths at 170,179. Mexico is third by deaths at 209,338 and 14th highest by cases at 2.3 million. The U.K. has 4.38 million cases and 127,331 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world.
1:19 a.m. March 19, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Coronavirus tally: U.S. daily case count climbs above 60,000, as the total count approaches 30 millionWhile COVID-19-related restrictions continue to be lifted, the daily number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has increased for a third-straight day. There were at least 60,782 new cases on Thursday, according to , up from 58,856 on Wednesday, while the daily death toll increased to at least 1,549 from 1,177 the day before. The global tally rose to 121,848,070 as of Friday morning, according to , with the U.S. accounting for 24.3% of the cases with 29,667,305. The global death toll grew to 2,692,244, with the U.S. toll of 539,698 accounting for 20.0%. On the vaccine front, the showed that 151,108,445 vaccine doses have been delivered and 115,730,008 doses have been administered. There have been 75,495,716 people, or 22.7% of the U.S. population, who have received at least one vaccine dose, while 40,981,464 people, or 12.3% of the population, have been fully vaccinated. Outside of the U.S., Brazil is second globally in cases at 11,780,820 and also second with a death toll at 287,499. India is third worldwide in cases with 11,514,331 and fourth in deaths at 159,370.
1:27 a.m. March 18, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Coronavirus tally: U.S. daily case count rises to nearly 59,000, while deaths slip to less than 1,200The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed to 121,256,160 as of Thursday morning, according to , with the U.S. accounting for 24.4% of the cases with 29,607,486. The global death toll grew to 2,681,790, while the U.S. death count rose to 538,087, or 20.1% of the worldwide total. In the U.S., new cases rose to at least 58,856 on Wednesday, according to , from 54,437 on Tuesday, while the number of deaths slipped to 1,177 from 1,245. On the vaccine front, the latest showed that 147,590,615 vaccine doses have been delivered and 113,037,627 doses have been administered. There have been 73,669,956 people, or 22.2% of the U.S. population, who have received at least one vaccine dose, while 39,989,196 people, or 12.0% of the population, have been fully vaccinated. Outside of the U.S., Brazil is second globally in cases at 11,698,838 and also second with a death toll at 284,775. India is third worldwide in cases with 11,474,605 and fourth in deaths at 159,216.
1:23 a.m. March 17, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Coronavirus tally: Daily U.S. deaths rise above 1,200 as new cases slipThe global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed to 120,745,792 as of Wednesday morning, , with the U.S. accounting for 24.5% of the cases with 29,549,556. The global death toll grew to 2,671,764, while the U.S. death count rose to 536,922, or 20.1% of the worldwide total. On Tuesday, the number of new cases fell to at least 54,437 from 57,081 on Monday, while deaths increased to 1,245 people from 751 the day before, . For vaccines, show that 142,918,525 vaccine doses have been delivered and a total of 110,737,856 doses have been administered. There have been 72,135,616 people who have received at least one dose, or 21.7% of the population, and 39,042,345 people, or 11.8% of the population, have been fully vaccinated. Outside of the U.S., Brazil has the second highest death toll at 282,127 and is second by cases at 11,603,535. India is third worldwide in cases with 11,438,734 million and fourth in deaths at 159,044.
1:28 a.m. March 16, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Coronavirus tally: U.S. daily case and death tally edges up, but average for the week falls 18%The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed to 120,273,942 on Tuesday, according to , with the U.S. accounting for nearly one-quarter of the cases with 29,495,422. The global death toll grew to 2,662,067, while the U.S. death count rose to 535,628, or one-fifth of the worldwide total. On Monday, new cases increased to at least 57,081 from 38,034 on Sunday, and deaths rose to at least 751 people from 572 the day before, . The daily average of new cases over the past week was 55,153, down 18% from the average two weeks earlier. On the vaccine front, the show that 135,847,835 vaccine doses have been delivered, while 109,081,860 arms have been jabbed, including 71,054,445 people who have received at least one dose and 38,335,432 people who have been fully vaccinated. Outside of the U.S., Brazil has the second highest death toll at 279,286 and is second by cases at 11,519,609. India is third worldwide in cases with 11,409,831 million and fourth in deaths at 158,856. Mexico has the third highest death toll at 194,944 and 13th highest case tally at 2,167,729. The U.K. has the fifth-most cases at 4,276,840, while the death toll of 125,817 is fifth highest in the world and the highest in Europe.
1:31 a.m. March 15, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Coronavirus tally: Global cases close in on 120 million, as U.S. nears 29.5 millionThe global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 grew to 119,913,953 on Monday, , with the U.S. accounting for nearly one-quarter of the cases with 29,438,781. The global death toll rose to 2,654,629 while the U.S. death toll climbed to 534,889, or one-fifth of the total. The U.S. added at least 38,034 new cases on Sunday and at least 572 people died, . The U.S. has averaged 54,832 new cases per day over the past week, down 19% from the average two weeks earlier. The show that 135,847,835 COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered, and 107,060,274 vaccines have been administered, including 69,884,210 people having at least one dose and 37,459,269 people who have been fully vaccinated. Outside of the U.S., Brazil has the second highest death toll at 278,229 and is second by cases at 11,483,370. India is third worldwide in cases with 11,385,339 million, and fourth in deaths at 158,725. Mexico has the third highest death toll at 194,710 and 12th highest case tally at 2,166,290. The U.K. has 4,271,710 million cases and 125,753 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world.
9:50 a.m. Jan. 19, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. climbs above 400,000 COVID-19 fatalities as California becomes first state with 3 million confirmed cases L.A. County air quality regulator lifts limit on how many cremations can be performed to help clear backlog of bodiesThe number of global cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 rose above 95.9 million on Tuesday, and the U.S. edged closer to 400,000 deaths, with California becoming the first state with more than three million confirmed cases.
9:15 a.m. Jan. 12, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. heads toward 23 million COVID-19 cases as three lawmakers test positive after Capitol lockdown News adds to fears that last week’s attack on the U.S. seat of government created two superspreader eventsThe number of confirmed global cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 91 million on Tuesday, and the U.S. case tally headed toward 23 million, as three Democratic lawmakers who were forced to shelter in place during last week’s attack on the Capitol tested positive for the virus.
8:55 a.m. Jan. 12, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Royal Caribbean extends cruise suspensions through AprilShares of Royal Caribbean Group slipped 0.4% in afternoon trading Tuesday, after the cruise operator it will extend the suspension of its cruises for its global fleet through April 30, amid health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company said its decision comes after consulting with Cruise Lines International Association, and in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The company had previously suspended cruises through February. Tuesday's announcement comes after fellow cruise operator Carnival Corp. it would pause sailings of its Princess Cruises through May 14. Although the CDC isn't suspending cruises, it currently recommends " ," because the risk of COVID-19 on cruise ships is "very high." Royal Caribbean said its new suspension excludes sailings onboard its Quantum of the Seas cruise ship in Singapore and Spectrum of the Seas in China. "Our plan is to resume further operation in May," the company said. The stock has gained 2.9% over the past three months but has tumbled 46.0% over the past 12 months, while the S&P 500 has gained 16.3% over the past year.
12:30 p.m. Jan. 11, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. tops 22 million cases of COVID-19 after adding record of more than 300,000 in a day ‘COVID remains out of control in the U.S.,’ analyst saysThe global case tally for the coronavirus illness COVID-19 rose above 90 million on Monday, and the U.S. topped 22 million confirmed cases, after setting a record for new cases in a single day of more than 300,000 on Friday.
9:37 a.m. Jan. 8, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
More than 4,000 U.S. lives lost to COVID in single day, exceeding death toll from 9/11 attacks Numbers exceed even worst-case scenario forecasts of health experts as vaccine rollout continues to lag targetsThe U.S. set yet another record for the number of fatalities from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 and recorded the highest number of new cases since the start of the outbreak, with the latest numbers exceeding even the worst case scenario forecasts of health experts.
1:15 a.m. Jan. 7, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. could see up to 150,000 more COVID-19 deaths by February as new strain takes hold, expert warns More infectious variant makes it even more crucial to get vaccine program on track after early disappointment, says Dr. Ashish JhaThe U.S. set a fresh record for hospitalizations with the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 on Wednesday, as experts said the new, far more infectious variant makes it even more crucial to get the nation’s so-far underwhelming vaccine program on track.
9:56 a.m. Jan. 4, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. heads toward 21 million COVID-19 cases and 353,000 deaths as vaccine program continues to lag all targets ‘Last mile’ vaccine distribution has been far slower than required, ‘with millions of doses still sitting on the shelves,’ says Raymond James analystThe global case tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COIVID-19 climbed above 85 million on Monday, as the U.S. headed toward 21 million cases and 353,000 deaths, as the vaccine program continued to advance with fits and starts and to lag all early targets.
6:44 a.m. Dec. 31, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. sets record for COVID deaths, and California confirms second case of highly infectious new strain Operation Warp Speed officials acknowledge delays in distributing vaccines, experts say government must do more to help statesThe U.S. set fresh records for one-day fatalities from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 and number of patients hospitalized, as California became the second state after Colorado to find a case of the new COVID-19 variant that is racing across the U.K.
9:23 a.m. Dec. 30, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. sets record for COVID-19 hospitalizations, as country’s first case of new U.K. variant is found in Colorado Health experts continue to lament slow rollout of vaccines in U.S. after much-ballyhooed authorizations were granted in early December The U.S. set a fresh record for hospitalizations of patients with COVID-19 on Wednesday and the first case of the highly infectious U.K variant of the coronavirus was found in Colorado, as health experts continued to lament the delayed rollout of vaccines that is hampering the economic recovery.
7:14 a.m. Dec. 24, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Daily death toll from COVID-19 climbs to more than 3,400, the same day vaccinations top 1 million Daily case count rise to more than 227,000 as hospitalizations jump again to a record for the 19th day this monthThe U.S. suffered through one of its worst days on the COVID-19 front since the pandemic started, with the daily death toll jumping to more than 3,400, on the same day it reached an “early but important” milestone of more than 1 million vaccinated.
9:55 a.m. Dec. 11, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. suffers its worst week of cases, deaths and hospitalizations since the start of the pandemic CDC head warns U.S. will see more deaths every day for next few months than died on Sept. 11, 2001, or in the attack on Pearl HarborThe U.S. suffered its worst week for cases, deaths and hospitalizations with the coronavirus illness COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration said it would grant emergency use authorization to the vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc. and its Germany partner BioNTech SE.
8:49 a.m. Dec. 7, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
More than 101,000 COVID-19 patients are now in U.S. hospitals, and Dakotas lead nation in cases per capita ‘The vaccine’s critical. But it’s not going to save us from this current surge. Only we can save us from this current surge,’ says Dr. BirxThe U.S. set another record for hospitalizations with the coronavirus illness COVID-19 on Sunday, while case numbers and fatalities remained high, and the nation braced for what is expected to be a very dark winter.
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