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BRIEF-U.S. CDC Says Delivered 399,090,105 Doses Of Covid-19 Vaccine As Of July 30
July 30 (Reuters) - U.S. CDC:
CDC says Americans should wear masks in 73.8% of U.S. counties
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday that 73.8% of U.S. counties had transmission rates of COVID-19 high enough to warrant indoor masking in public spaces and should immediately resume the policy.
FDA okays Regeneron COVID-19 antibody as preventive in high-risk settings
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded the emergency use authorization of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc's COVID-19 antibody cocktail, enabling its use as a preventive treatment for the illness in certain people.
White House says average number of people getting COVID-19 vaccination shots is up 30%
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Friday the average number of people getting COVID-19 vaccination shots is up 30% at a time when the Delta variant of the coronavirus blazes through parts of the United States.
UPDATE 3-Walmart to require masks for some U.S. retail workers, vaccinations for corporate staff
July 30 (Reuters) - Walmart Inc has made it mandatory for its retail workers in U.S. COVID-19 hotspots to wear masks and said it required its corporate staff to be vaccinated against the virus.
UPDATE 2-Pelosi wants extension of eviction moratorium set to expire Saturday
WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) - With a U.S. government moratorium on residential evictions that has been in place for 11 months set to expire on Saturday, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sought to win approval for an extension.
Guatemalans protest for second day to demand president resigns
GUATEMALA CITY, July 30 (Reuters) - Anti-government protesters blocked intersections across Guatemala for the second day in a row on Friday, as calls intensified for President Alejandro Giammattei and the attorney general to step down after the ousting of a top anti-corruption official.
U.S. administers 344.93 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines - CDC
July 30 (Reuters) - The United States had administered 344,928,514 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country and distributed 399,090,105 doses as of Friday morning, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Most COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts outbreak among vaccinated, says CDC
(Reuters) -Three quarters of people infected with COVID-19 at public events in a Massachusetts town were fully vaccinated, a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed.
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