Pfizer Releases Latest COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Update; Apple Unveils New COVID-19 Research Partnership: Live Updates

Summary:

US daily case total tops 38k Monday Apple says it will partners with University of Washington for flu, COVID research Cases in US rebound after last week’s dip China places border village on lockdown Hong Kong loosens more COVID restrictions India reports 600k new cases in a single week, a global record

Update (1315ET): After declaring yesterday that the comapny’s COVID-19 vaccine might be given to Americans before the end of the year, the company delivered its latest update Tuesday on the trial of the COVID-19 vaccine it’s developing with

Check out Pfizer/BioNTech #covid19 vaccine trial enrollment chart at lower left. They say 12k people have now received second dose. pic.twitter.com/O81sPbQ8fX

— Meg Tirrell (@megtirrell) September 15, 2020

The update comes as the number of new coronavirus cases counted in the US yesterday jumped to 38k, higher than last Monday’s number (which may have been impacted by the long Labor Day weekend) and broadly in line with the previous three Mondays. The 7-day average of daily new cases, at 37,140, has apparently stopped moving lower following an almost 50% decline from the peak of 69,300 reached in late July. Meanwhile, in a factor that could be contributing to the trend, the 7-day average in daily tests, at 670,000, is picking up from a low last week, with the cases-to-test ratio remaining at 5% for a second week, down from 9% in July. The 7-day average of US COVID-19 deaths, at 745, remains around its lowest level in 2 months.

In an ominous sign, daily hospitalizations, at 1,240, have risen by

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