U.S. crosses 20,000 COVID-19 cases mark. Active cases for fourth day in a row
COVID-19’s highly contagious Delta variant remains the most frequent version of the virus currently circulating in the United States. Data shows that the last time the country experienced back-to-back days of cases exceeding 20,000 was in May, raising concerns that the variation will become dominant.
According to PBS.org, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the Delta variation is responsible for more than half of all new COVID-19 cases in the United States.
“We are witnessing increasing hospitalizations and fatalities among unvaccinated individuals,” said CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky on Thursday.
“I’m concerned that if this variation becomes more dominant, those select sections of the country with a very low level of vaccination, like 30 percent or so, you’re going to start seeing mini-surges that are restricted to certain regions,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Friday.
According to CNN, Fauci stated, “You don’t want to see two separate Americas, one that is vaccinated and protected and the other that is unvaccinated and very much at risk.”
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