A state of emergency was declared in Fresno, where intensive care unit beds were reported to be running out across the California county.
An advisory board for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration agreed on Thursday that the Pfizer COVID vaccine should be rolled out.
Rhode Island had the highest average daily case count per 100,000 people in the past week, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The French pharmaceutical giant said its vaccine candidate did not trigger a sufficient immune response in older adults.
The House speaker said she still remained hopeful that a stimulus deal would be reached by December 18.
Several states in the South and Midwest, including Tennessee, Arkansas, Nebraska and Iowa, saw record average death counts in recent days.
The head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said it will take a while to achieve herd immunity if a substantial proportion of the population is not vaccinated.
Ninety-nine percent of the country's reported multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) patients tested positive for COVID-19, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
While Delta has banned nearly 700 passengers from future flights for refusing to wear masks, United and JetBlue have banned 435 and 88 passengers, respectively.
"We know that our restaurant industry has been one of the hardest hit by this pandemic. The city has been proactive in seeking ways to support our restaurant community," said Mayor Brandon Scott.
Arizona, South Carolina and Tennessee are among the states that have seen record average daily infections this week.
Intensive care units in Stockholm, Sweden are at 99% capacity as the country struggles to cope with a second wave.
Less than fifteen minutes into the meeting, Boise Police requested that it be adjourned after hundreds of protesters gathered outside of Central District Health building.
Speaking on CBS This Morning, he rebuked Biden administration claims that the government doesn't have a plan for distribution, saying that in the meeting the Trump administration laid out "in minute detail how we would ship the vaccine."
"We didn't follow what Dr. Thomas Dobbs and Dr. Fauci had recommended for us to do, which was socially distance, no gathering of 50 or more individuals. I have the same concerns today with respect to this Christmas party," said Mississippi Representative Christopher Bell.
Total active hospitalized cases in the country could surpass 716,000 by Christmas, according to forecasts from researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Two health care workers with a history of significant allergic reactions experienced adverse effects after receiving the vaccine.
There are nearly 11,000 confirmed and suspected COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in California, according to data published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The emergency medicine doctor said "we are so tired" after learning of her patient's recent large holiday gathering.
Kristen Cho enrolled in a Pfizer trial and was alarmed by her body's reaction to the COVID vaccine, though she notes she would still take it again.
Dr. Moncef Slaoui's comment comes ahead of a vaccine summit to be held Tuesday at the White House where the executive order will be discussed.