by: Dara Bitler, Nexstar Media Wire
DENVER (KDVR) — Christmas is days away and cases of the omicron variant of COVID are rising. So, where does every state in the U.S. stand with the coronavirus? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cases and deaths are up for the U.S. over the last 30 days.
Here’s where the positivity rate and case totals are for every state in the U.S. for the last 7-days as of Monday morning, Dec. 13, according to the CDC:
According to Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the percent positive is exactly what it sounds like: the percentage of all coronavirus tests performed that are actually positive, or: (positive tests)/(total tests) x 100%. The percent positive (sometimes called the “percent positive rate” or “positivity rate”) helps public health officials answer questions such as:
The percent positive will be high if the number of positive tests is too high, or if the number of total tests is too low. A higher percent positive suggests higher transmission and that there are likely more people with coronavirus in the community who haven’t been tested yet, Johns Hopkins shared.
Check out the total number of deaths reported over the last seven days for each state:
According to the CDC, 8 people died from influenza in the U.S. during week 49 of 2021.
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PETERSBURG, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The New York State Police arrested Darel Manchester, 37, of Petersburg on Monday after they received a call about a domestic incident. Troopers said that an argument broke after one of the victims noticed Manchester grab another victim inappropriately.
Manchester allegedly told the victims he was going to get a shotgun which prompted the victims to run and hide in a bedroom. While in the bedroom the victims called for help.
ALBANY, N.Y. (WROC) — New guidance from the New York State Department of Health will restrict some students, teachers, and school staff from being able to participate in sports, extracurriculars, and other after-school activities, depending on their booster status.
The guidance—issued to school districts and local health departments Monday—says anyone age 12 and up who is eligible for a booster shot, and who is not yet boosted, will not be allowed to participate in extracurricular or after school activities if they are exposed to an individual with COVID.
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Family grocery bills are on the rise due to pandemic disruptions, with higher prices on many basic items. There are several reasons for the increasing costs at the supermarket: input costs are up, especially in food and fuel, which pressures grocery prices.
Supply chain disruptions and weather are also playing a role. Extreme weather, droughts, flooding, and heavy damage to crops in the Midwest impact produce; causing prices to go up for what is left to sell to consumers.