Ex-NFL participant dies, a number of Browns gamers on reserve/Covid record, omicron information, extra – coronavirus timeline Dec. 4-10

CLEVELAND, Ohio – From omicron information to the dying of a former NFL participant and extra, right here is our common roundup of coronavirus information, figures and numbers relating to Cleveland, Ohio, america and the world Dec. 4-10, adopted by our quotes of the week:

Dec. 4

Ohio has 4,020 sufferers hospitalized with Covid, in response to Ohio Hospital Affiliation information. The variety of ICU hospitalizations dropped barely to 1,028. One in 5 sufferers hospitalized in Ohio is Covid constructive and one in 4 ICU sufferers is Covid constructive.

Dec. 5

There are 4,076 Covid sufferers reported in Ohio hospitals. … U.S. well being officers say whereas the omicron variant is quickly spreading, early indications recommend it could be much less harmful than delta, which continues to drive up hospitalizations. President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci (above picture, backside proper) says on CNN that scientists want extra details about omicron’s severity. Reviews from South Africa, the place omicron reportedly emerged and is turning into the dominant pressure, recommend hospitalization charges haven’t elevated alarmingly. … America is averaging greater than 100,000 new Covid instances a day. Covid deaths are also rising, with day by day common of 1,651 folks dying over the previous seven days. … The omicron variant is now in a couple of third of all U.S. states.

Dec. 6

The Cleveland Browns place tight finish Stephen Carlson on reserve/Covid record. … Ohio experiences 4,922 new instances. … Unvaccinated folks in Italy might be barred from venues like indoor eating places, theaters and museums starting right this moment. Good-phone functions that confirm folks’s health-pass standing (above picture, backside left) have been up to date to forestall entry to concert events, motion pictures or performances to those that have merely examined unfavourable in current days. The measures run via Saturday, Jan. 15. … Ford Motor Co. is delaying its return-to-office date from January to March. Meeting-line employees returned in Could 2020, however many workplace staff proceed to work remotely.

Dec. 7

Ohio experiences 7,876 new instances. The dying toll now stands at 27,011, with the addition of 160 deaths right this moment. … Beforehand scheduled nonessential surgical procedures requiring a hospital mattress on the Cleveland Clinic are being postponed till later within the month. The change is supposed to free mattress house; hospitals are virtually at practically full capability on account of a pandemic-related surge in sufferers. … Additionally, beginning right this moment, the Cleveland Clinic and College Hospitals will add patient-visitation restrictions to deal with the rising variety of Covid sufferers. On the Clinic, one grownup customer might be allowed, and guests to inpatients can solely enter Clinic buildings as soon as every day. UH is altering its customer coverage from one designated customer per day to 1 designated customer per keep. MetroHealth System and Summa Well being haven’t modified visitation insurance policies. … Visitation and funeral service is right this moment for former longtime Geauga County well being commissioner Robert “Bob” Weisdack, who died of Covid. He was 70. … The Browns place tight finish David Njoku (above picture, high proper) on the reserve/Covid record. … Early research on omicron are optimistic, with preliminary evaluation being that vaccines could be much less highly effective in opposition to the variant however boosters might help.

Dec. 8

Cleveland.com’s Alexis Oatman, citing CDC information, experiences that Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Indiana account for greater than half of the current enhance in Covid hospitalizations in america. … Reuters experiences that BioNTech and Pfizer say a three-shot routine was in a position to neutralize the omicron variant in a take a look at, and an omicron-based vaccine might be delivered in March if wanted. … Mark Pike, who performed for the Buffalo Payments, dies. Pike, who had most cancers and Covid, was 57. … Acclaimed jazz pianist and bebop fanatic Barry Harris dies of Covid. He was 91. … An Apple retailer in Southlake, Texas, closes right this moment via Sunday following a Covid outbreak. The shop reported 4 constructive instances instantly after Black Friday on Nov. 26, in response to NBC, however that quantity jumped to 22 of 151 complete staff. … Omicron has been detected in 57 nations.

Dec. 9

The Browns place punter Jamie Gillan and linebacker Anthony Walker Jr. on the reserve/Covid protocol. … The variety of coronavirus instances per 100,000 Ohio residents is 718.5, a excessive that exceeds the height reached through the first a part of the delta wave. … Cleveland Metropolitan College District once more experiences essentially the most new Covid instances as numbers proceed to rise throughout the state, in response to the Ohio Division of Well being. Cleveland faculties reported a complete of 199 new instances – 136 amongst college students, 63 amongst employees. … The U.S. Meals and Drug Administration authorizes the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to be used as a booster in 16- and 17-year-olds; the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention additionally recommends it for the age group.

Dec. 10

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul publicizes stricter Covid guidelines for the state, ordering indoor public locations to require employees and prospects present proof of vaccination or put on masks. The order runs Monday, Dec. 13, via Saturday, Jan. 15. … Conventional Christmas markets have opened in Budapest’s principal squares just for vaccinated folks.

Ninety-year-old Margaret Keenan was the primary affected person in the UK to obtain the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine, on Dec. 8, 2020.AP

Quotes of the week

• “To this point, it doesn’t appear to be there’s an excellent diploma of severity to it. However we’ve actually acquired to watch out earlier than we make any determinations that it’s much less extreme or it actually doesn’t trigger any extreme sickness, corresponding to delta.” – Dr. Anthony Fauci, on omicron.

• “The extra common they’re, the extra seemingly staff will say ‘OK, it’s time, I’m going to do that.’ As a result of you possibly can’t bounce from one business to a different or one firm to a different. It’s one thing that must be common to guard all of us.” – New York Mayor Invoice de Blasio. All private-sector employers in New York Metropolis are required to implement a Covid vaccine mandate by Monday, Dec. 27, the mayor introduced on MSNBC. Meaning everybody who works within the metropolis might be topic to a vaccine mandate.

• “It was fantastic. I can not consider it now, what occurred on the time. … I’m so comfortable I acquired the jab.” – 91-year-old Briton Margaret Keenan, the world’s first particular person to be given a totally examined Covid vaccine, on Dec. 8, 2020. This previous week, on the anniversary of her shot, she urged folks to get vaccinated.

• “The renewed ‘earn a living from home’ order throughout a very powerful buying and selling interval of the yr is a hammer blow for our retail and leisure tenants.” – Jace Tyrrell, CEO of New West Finish Co. Tyrrell’s remark got here after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered folks to earn a living from home, put on masks in public and use vaccine passes to gradual omicron’s unfold.

We compile our coronavirus timeline from cleveland.com tales and wire experiences. Every Saturday morning, we recap information and stats relating to the virus. Right here is the earlier coronavirus recap Nov. 27-Dec. 3.

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