Briefing Minutes 11.13


1. Any CDC, local health department, CCAOM or other agency updates?

US 10,314,254 confirmed cases 143,408 new cases in 24 hours 241,069 deaths 1,479 new deaths in 24 hours

TX 1,010,364 confirmed cases 5,756 new cases in 24 hours 19,147 deaths 143 new deaths in 24 hours Travis county 33,769 confirmed cases 456 deaths

Texas has become the first state in the U.S. to surpass 1 million reported Covid-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

Texas, which is the second-most populated state in the nation, has now reported a total of 1,010,364 cases since the beginning of the pandemic, according to Hopkins. California has the second-highest number of confirmed cases with 991,162, followed by Florida with 852,174.

New York remains the state with the most reported coronavirus fatalities, however, with a death toll of at least 33,707 people, according to Hopkins. Texas comes in second with at least 19,337 deaths.

The upward trajectory of coronavirus cases in the U.S. continued Wednesday with the country setting a new mark with more than 136,000 new infections, according to Johns Hopkins University data

That development came a day after the U.S. reached 1 million cases in November alone and COVID-19 hospitalizations surpassed 60,000 for the first time. Hospitalizations have more than doubled in less than two months, the COVID Tracking Project reported Wednesday. The number of Americans hospitalized due to COVID-19 has risen almost 50% in the last two weeks. On Wednesday, the U.S. surpassed 240,000 deaths caused by the coronavirus, the largest number in the world. The U.S. has 4.3% of the global population but 18.8% of the reported coronavirus deaths.

2.Updates on any action items:

- Bags of grocery are still available in the Herbal Medicine Store. Just call the store to arrange pick up.

3. Communication for our AOMA community? Any new


- Reminder of new classroom safety rules. Clinic safety rules now apply to the classroom. So higher level safety masks (minimum, surgical mask) and face shields are to be worn. Information will be placed on the student portal via Natalie, and to students via emails from Robin and Phil.

4. Good news, positive experiences in last 24 hours

-New episode of British Baking show airs tonight

November 13 is Friday the 13th (good luck!)

National Indian Pudding Day

World Kindness Day

Hindu Celebration of Lights, Diwali starts tomorrow