Across the country, officials are reporting that the virus is making younger people sicker.
Healthcare system is under increasing pressure, frontline workers say, with a large portion of the ICU admissions concerning new variant cases.
For the first time in months, COVID-19 cases are climbing again in Illinois. So is the percent of tests coming back positive. So are hospitalizations. All as vaccines are injected into tens of thousands of Illinoisans a day.
Although vaccinations are growing quickly, cases of COVID-19 have been on the rise for four straight weeks — and that is due in large part to variants.
More than 30 million people have been infected with the coronavirus in the United States and over 559,000 have died.
The US is recording more than 62,000 new coronavirus cases a day, and Dr. Anthony Fauci said it could be the start of a "surge."
Canada saw 9,255 new coronavirus infections on Friday, marking a new all-time record for daily cases.
The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness rose above 124.8 million on Thursday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, with the U.S. accounting for a quarter of that number at more than 30 million. The death toll rose above 2.74 million with the U.S. accounting for about a fifth, or 545,272. The U.S. added at least 79,144 new cases on Wednesday, according to a New York Times tracker, and at least 1,591 people died. The U.S. has averaged 57,276 cases a day for the last...
New variants first detected in countries like Brazil, South Africa, Nigeria and Britain have cropped up in Canada recently.