The COVID-19 positive rate in New York City is still low, at 1.17 percent. On Monday, the city’s marriage bureaus will open for in-person nuptials. However, the US Surgeon General issued a warning on Sunday, stating that local officials have the authority to reintroduce COVID-19 restrictions as cases of the contagious Delta form increase.
The immunization effort of the European Union is catching up to that of the United States. According to Our World in Data estimates, 55.6 percent of EU people have received at least one dose, compared to 55.4 percent in the United States. It was the first time the EU figures had surpassed those from the US.According to Our World in Data, the United States still has a more significant proportion of completely immunized citizens. The US has a rate of 48 percent, whereas the EU has a rate of 42 percent. Britain and a few other countries are outpacing both of them. The EU had a more cautious approach to vaccines at first and was slower to adopt them than the United States.
With the Tokyo Olympics starting on Friday, two South African soccer players have become the first athletes to test positive for COVID-19 inside the Olympic Village. The positive tests were verified on Sunday, but organizers did not identify the athletes other than to say they were non-Japanese. The South African Football Association later revealed that three COVID-19 instances – two players and a video analyst – were among the delegation’s members.