US Representative Jake LaTurner has tested positive for Covid-19, the Kansas Republican said in a tweet he has no symptoms

LaTurner personally voted on the floor of the House four hours ago, the House of Representatives Voting Clerk said

Following the GP’s advice and CDC guidelines, LaTurner does not plan to return to the house floor for a vote until prompted

According to the Johns Hopkins University, there were 253 in the United States on Wednesday145 new cases of Covid-19 and record-breaking 3865 new virus deaths recorded

By the end of the day on Wednesday there had been at least 21 in the US299340 cases of coronavirus, and at least 361123 people who became infected with the virus have died

Total includes cases from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and other US territories, and repatriated cases

Vaccine Numbers: At least 17288950 doses of vaccine have been distributed across the country.According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 5306797 shots administered

According to Johns Hopkins University, at least 3 were born on Wednesday865 Covid-19-related deaths reported in the country – most in a single day of the pandemic

The previous record – 3775 – was posted Tuesday, and public health officials warned it could get worse before it gets better

Winter flood: Coronavirus cases have skyrocketed across the country in recent months, partly due to the cold winter weather and waves caused by people gathered during the holiday season that is the nation’s epicenter continues in Los Angeles County, where in less than a week more than 1000 people were killed by the virus

Vaccines give a glimmer of hope when the numbers rise, but their distribution has been slower than expected US governors are now taking new measures to get their hands on the vaccines being distributed faster, including mobilizing members of the National Guard and the US Train more volunteers to administer doses

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Only 53 million of the 17 3 million distributed doses in the US have been given – just 307% that doesn’t come close to the Trump administration’s goal of getting 20 million vaccines to Americans in the fall by the end of 2020

California officials urge residents to restrict all non-essential travel to 120 miles from their home and avoid travel to neighboring states or countries

Everyone coming to or returning to the state will be asked to be quarantined for 10 days, the California Department of Health (CDPH) said in a statement,

California – the epicenter of the current surge in coronavirus in the United States – also discourages all non-essential overseas visitors

The recommendations are non-binding, but the statement states that local officials may consider “taking action more restrictive than this statewide regulation”

The department warned that visitors or residents returning to California could introduce new sources of infection, including the new strains of the virus

For reference, the distance from Los Angeles to San Diego is approximately 120 miles. The distance from Los Angeles to San Francisco is approximately 381 miles

Japan’s health authority identified on Wednesday 5953 Covid-19 infections, a daily record for new cases in the country

The government is preparing to declare a state of emergency in Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures – Saitama, Chiba and Kangawa591 new cases set their own record for the number of infections identified in one day on Wednesday

Data from the Department of Health shows that the number of patients in severe condition across Japan rose to 784 as of Wednesday, while 41054 patients are treated in the hospital

The US reported 132 on Wednesday476 current hospital stays in Covid-19 and, according to the Covid Tracking Project (CTP), set a new record high since the beginning of the pandemic

An ensemble forecast released Wednesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expected to run until Jan. January in the US between 405000 and 438000 deaths from coronavirus cause

In contrast to some individual models, the CDC Ensemble forecast only offers forecasts for a few weeks into the future December 23, forecast was released January up to 424000 deaths from coronavirus

As of 8 pm ET on Wednesday, according to the Johns Hopkins University in the US, there are already at least 360693 people died of Covid-19

According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 52 cases of a coronavirus variant first identified in the United Kingdom have been found in the United States

This includes at least 26 cases in California, 22 cases in Florida, two cases in Colorado, and one case each in Georgia and New York

CDC says this does not represent the total number of cases circulating in the U.S., just those found by analyzing positive samples, the agency advises that their numbers, which are expected to be updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays, may not Immediately agree with those of the state and local health departments

Although the variant appears to be spreading more easily, there is no evidence that it is more deadly or causes more serious illness, according to the CDC

Experts suspect there could be many more cases in the country and have criticized the US for not doing any more genetic sequencing of virus samples to monitor mutations

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