CORONAVIRUS: News Updates 4/8/21


Today's news on the global pandemic.

Today's news on the global pandemic.

Today's news on the global pandemic.

104-year-old Colombian woman recently beat COVID-19 for a second time. (USA Today)

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky says she expects all schools to be in person this fall. (ABC News)

There are now more than132.9 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide with more than 2.8 million deaths. (Johns Hopkins)

In the U.S. there are more than 30.9 million confirmed cases, with more than 61,000 as of Wednesday, and more than 559,000 deaths. (Johns Hopkins)

More than 171 million vaccines have been administered in the U.S. (CDC)

California has lowest COVID-19 positivity rate in U.S., Idaho the highest. (SF Gate)

People who got the Moderna vaccine say they have more side effects. (The Verge)

CDC says hospitals are seeing more young adults with severe COVID symptoms. (CNBC)

Carnival cruises threaten to leave U.S. ports due to CDC rules. (The Denver Channel)

President Biden wants all U.S. adults to be eligible for a vaccine by April 19th. (USA Today)

Almost 80 percent of the country's teachers have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine. (NBC News)