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COVID Live Updates: US hits record for daily coronavirus deaths


NEW YORK (WABC) — The #United #States have broken the single-day deaths total record since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

3,725 deaths were reported #Tuesday, topping the previous 3,656 — last set on #December 16 — according to the latest data compiled by #Johns #Hopkins #University.

#Meanwhile, some leaders demanding the vaccine effort be sped up, as over 124,000 #Americans now lay in hospital beds.

#What to know about coronavirus:
#When can you get the COVID vaccine?
#Where to get tested in #New #York, #New #Jersey and #Connecticut
#Coronavirus by zip code – #New #York #City
#Do you have coronavirus symptoms?

#Here are more of today’s headlines:

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#Church bells in NY to honor US COVID deaths
#Church bells across #New #York will toll to honor the hundreds of thousands of lives lost in the coronavirus pandemic. #All churches throughout the #Archdiocese of #New #York, including #St. #Patrick’s #Cathedral, will ring their bells #Wednesday at noon to honor the 322,000 people who have died from coronavirus in the U.S.

NY preparing for worst-case scenario as new COVID variant detected in US
#Could the #Javits #Center once again turn into an emergency COVID-19 hospital? #New #York is getting ready just in case as a new COVID variant has been detected in the US.

#Louisiana congressman-elect #Luke #Letlow dead from COVID-19
#Luke #Letlow, #Louisiana’s newest #Republican member of the U.S. #House, died #Tuesday night from complications related to COVID-19 only days before being sworn into office. #He was 41 years old. #Letlow spokesman #Andrew #Bautsch confirmed the congressman-elect’s death at #Ochsner-LSU #Health #Shreveport.

#Stimulus direct deposits could start going out tonight: #Mnuchin
#Despite the ongoing political wrangling, there were indications that #Americans might be getting actual stimulus payments, potentially within hours on #Tuesday night. #Treasury #Secretary #Steven #Mnuchin tweeted that the $600 direct deposits could arrive in accounts as early as tonight, with paper checks going into the mail tomorrow.

#First case of COVID variant found in #Colorado

#Today, #Gov. #Polis and state health officials announced #Colorado’s first case of the of COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7, the same variant discovered in the UK. The #Colorado #State #Laboratory confirmed and notified the #Center for #Disease #Control (CDC) of the case. The individual is a male in his 20s who is currently in isolation in #Elbert #County and has no travel history. #Public health officials are doing a thorough investigation. The individual is recovering in isolation and will remain there until cleared by public health officials.

#Cuomo announces updated quarantine guidelines
#Governor #Andrew #Cuomo today announced updated quarantine guidelines for #New #York which are consistent with the latest CDC guidance. #Under the new guidelines, individuals exposed to COVID-19 can end their quarantine after 10 days without a testing requirement as long as no symptoms have been reported during the quarantine period. #After day 10 is reached, individuals must continue monitoring for symptoms through day 14 and if any develop, they should immediately self-isolate and contact the local health department or their healthcare provider to report this change and determine if they should seek testing.

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#Vaccinations at veterans’ care homes begin in #New #Jersey
#New #Jersey officials have started coronavirus vaccinations at three veterans’ care homes, and a state agency approved the use of the #Atlantic #City #Convention #Center as a vaccination site. #Residents and staff of the #Paramus #Veterans #Memorial #Home began receiving vaccinations on #Monday, and vaccinations are due to begin over the next week at the #Menlo #Park and #Vineland #Veterans #Memorial #Homes, state officials said #Tuesday.

“#Our veterans were there for us in our time of greatest need,” said #Gov. #Phil #Murphy. “#Now it is our turn to protect them with the distribution of lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines. #While this pandemic is far from over, these vaccines will undoubtedly reduce the risk of severe illness or death among the residents of our veterans memorial homes.”

#Coronavirus by zip code – #New #York #City

#Percent #Positive by #Zip #Code in NYC

COVID #Vaccine #Calculator: #Find out how many people may get a COVID-19 vaccine before you

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#Do you have coronavirus symptoms?
#Where to get tested for COVID-19 coronavirus

WATCH: #Eyewitness to a #Pandemic

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#New #Jersey
#Long #Island
#Westchester and #Hudson #Valley
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