Nov. 16 (UPI) — For the 13th straight day, america has added greater than 100,000 new COVID-19 circumstances — together with greater than one million over the previous week alone, based on information from Johns Hopkins College.

Up to date information from the college reveals somewhat greater than 133,000 new circumstances and greater than 600 coronavirus deaths nationwide on Sunday.

There have not been fewer than 100,000 circumstances on any day sine Nov. 2. The 2-week common is 126,500, almost 70% greater the earlier two weeks.

For the reason that begin of the pandemic, there have been 11.04 million circumstances and about 246,300 deaths in america, based on Johns Hopkins.

Hospitalizations rose by 2,000 on Sunday, placing the nationwide complete just under 70,000, based on the COVID Monitoring Undertaking.

Biotech Moderna supplied some optimism on Monday by reporting its vaccine has to date confirmed to be nearly 95% efficient, primarily based on interim information of its late-stage trial. Moderna’s report got here per week after Pfizer mentioned its vaccine has proven to be about 90% efficient.

In Iowa, critical circumstances reached one other file excessive, officers mentioned.

Smaller hospitals have run out of house for COVID-19 sufferers and are transporting them to amenities in Iowa Metropolis, state Sen. Zach Wahls advised reporters.

“Once we get to some extent the place [University Hospital] is full then we’ll be in a very darkish place and so we ought to be taking this severely proper now.” he mentioned.

In California, the variety of individuals hospitalized in Los Angeles County surpassed 1,000 over the weekend for the primary time since late August. Greater than 1 / 4 are intensive care.

The surge in new circumstances has prompted county officers to think about new restrictions.

“Amid the rise, the county Division of Public Well being is predicted to suggest a set of suggestions for the Board of Supervisors this week,” County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas advised the Los Angeles Occasions.

“Potential choices may very well be instituting a curfew so companies would not have to fully shut down once more, however are extra restricted to important actions.”

In Minnesota, state Senate Republican chief Paul Gazelka mentioned he is examined constructive, days after it turned identified that an outbreak amongst GOP lawmakers was not disclosed to Democratic colleagues or to staff on the statehouse.

“I’ve been in quarantine since experiencing signs final Monday and can stay in quarantine so long as my physician advises me to,” Gazelka tweeted.

State Senate Democratic chief Susan Kent demanded that Gazelka resign his management publish, citing a memo that confirmed that the constructive exams weren’t shared with Democrats or staffers previous to a particular session held final Thursday.