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Zack Harold has been in Charleston for us, reporting on how West Virginia’s decade of bad luck steeled it to fight Covid:
It’s usually bad when West Virginia makes headlines. The state has a long, sad history of severe poverty, bad health outcomes, political corruption and disasters both natural and manmade.
Yesterday the US recorded 95,360 new coronavirus cases, and 3,131 further deaths. The total death toll from the pandemic now stands at 467,858 according to the Johns Hopkins University figures.
The Covid Tracking Project, which will come to an end early next month, states that hospitalizations in the US have fallen below 80,000 for the first time since mid-November.
About one in 10 Americans – nearly 32.9 million people – have so far received at least a first dose of the two-part Covid-19 vaccines, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows, and about 9.8 million people have been fully vaccinated.
While US and state leaders are optimistic vaccinations will ramp up further in the coming months, several challenges remain, including supply shortages and equitable access – which come as public health experts say the US is in a race against time as Covid-19 variants keep spreading across the country.
In Delaware, officials announced Tuesday the state was no longer expecting to open another phase of vaccine eligibility on March 1 as was planned due to an “extremely limited supply” of vaccines. In Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear said the state will receive more doses from the federal government and added, “it’s not enough, but it’s great.”