COVID Vaccine Updates: NY, NJ Record Lowest Hospitalizations Since Pandemic Start

NEW YORK (WABC) – The number of hospitalizations has fallen to its lowest level since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in New York and New Jersey.

On Sunday, the office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced 330 hospitalizations related to COVID-19 statewide.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy tweeted on Saturday that the number of hospitalizations had fallen below 300.

Here are some other headlines from today:

Pop-up vaccination site taking place at St. John the Divine in Morningside Heights
Saint John the Divine Cathedral, in partnership with Governor Cuomo and the New York State Department of Health, will host a contextual COVID-19 vaccination site on Sunday, June 27, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan.

Healthcare providers will administer free doses of the J&J vaccine to residents of the community, serving a neighborhood with vaccination rates below the state average. The cathedral will be open for walk-in vaccinations for people over 18 and no appointment is required.

Archdiocese of New York lifts restrictions
It is no longer mandatory to wear masks during mass in Roman Catholic churches in New York for those who have been vaccinated. The Archdiocese of New York sent updated guidelines to pastors this week. Unvaccinated parishioners are required to wear masks. Parishes are also no longer required to perform additional cleaning and disinfection.

Bangkok, 9 provinces restrict travel to curb increase in cases
Faced with a sharp increase in coronavirus cases, the Thai capital has announced a ban on indoor meals and gatherings of more than 20 people. This is in addition to the closure of construction sites and the closure of workers’ quarters in Bangkok and nine other provinces.

The measures announced on Sunday will be maintained for 30 days. Thailand has reported nearly 4,000 confirmed cases and 42 deaths in the past 24 hours. The numbers have doubled recently, and health officials blame the lack of cooperation from migrant workers employed in construction and factories. The situation has become critical as Bangkok lacks hospital beds for critically ill COVID-19 patients, despite the establishment of several field hospitals.

New Israeli leader urges young people to get vaccinated
Israel’s new prime minister is urging young people across the country to get vaccinated as the number of coronavirus cases has risen in recent days due to a localized outbreak of the Delta variant. Naftali Bennett’s comments came at a government meeting Sunday in Jerusalem.

“We don’t want to impose any restrictions: not on parties, travel or anything like that. But precisely because of that, if you don’t want restrictions, go get your shot today. Talk to your parents and do -vaccinate yourself, ”he said.

Israel reinstated an indoors mask mandate amid an increase in new infections over the past week. Israel’s health ministry registered 113 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday.

Increase in UK cases
The UK has recorded its newest coronavirus infections since early February, as the National Health Service launches a ‘win a blow’ initiative to further increase vaccination rates. Government figures on Saturday showed another 18,270 people tested positive for the virus across the UK, the highest daily number since February 5.

In the past week, nearly 100,000 have tested positive, an increase of about 50% from the previous week. This has raised questions about whether the lockdown restrictions will end as planned.

Daily cases have increased quite sharply in recent weeks due to the delta variant, which was first identified in India and is considered by government scientists to be between 40% and 80% more transmissible than the strain. dominant previous. It represents almost all new cases in the UK

FDA Adds Heart Inflammation Risk Warning to Vaccines
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration added a warning about the risk of myocarditis and pericarditis to the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine fact sheets on Friday. The warning notes that reports of adverse events after vaccination – particularly after the second dose – suggest increased risks of both types of heart inflammation. Earlier this week, vaccine advisers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention learned that the agency had received about 1,200 reports of such heart inflammation after 300 million doses of both vaccines were administered. The CDC has confirmed about 300 of these cases, many among young men and adolescents.

1 in 10 Americans missed the 2nd dose of vaccine
The CDC says more than one in 10 Americans missed their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. This represents about 15 million Americans who are now not fully vaccinated and remain vulnerable to the spread of the Delta variant. This is in addition to the 46% of the population who have not been vaccinated at all. Adults under 30 are the most likely to have missed their second dose.

Vaccination rate in New York by zip code
There are about a dozen communities in the New York City area where three in four people have yet to be vaccinated. 7 On Your Side Investigates created a map where the darkest zip codes have New Yorkers the most vaccinated and the lightest, the least.


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