Health experts say the fourth wave of the pandemic has peaked overall in the U.S., particularly in the Deep South, where hospitals were stretched to the limit weeks ago.
More than 3 million people are fully vaccinated in Wisconsin, about 52 per cent of the total population.
Hospitals in the 12-county San Joaquin Valley region have had fewer than 10% of staffed adult ICU beds for three consecutive days.
Legal experts say that while state laws normally trump local control, legal arguments from mask proponents have a good chance of coming out on top.
US border communities that are dependent on shoppers from Mexico and Canada and their political representatives have urged the Biden administration to lift the ban.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that immunocompromised Americans can get an extra dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for better protection.
That estimate far eclipses the high of about 72,000 drug overdose deaths reached the previous year and amounts to a 29% increase.
The 899 people who received doses of the Pfizer vaccine at the former NFL Experience building in Times Square between June 5 and June 10 should schedule another Pfizer shot as soon as possible.
The number of lives lost, as recorded by Johns Hopkins University, is greater than the population of Baltimore or Milwaukee.
The number of weekly applications for jobless aid -- a rough measure of the pace of layoffs -- has fallen by more than half since January.
The health system said the two samples were among more than 2,600 for which its Center for Emerging Viral Threats has decoded the genome.