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Covid-19 Infections Have Hit a Six Month High

More than 100,000 new COVID-19 Infections are reported per day in the United States, the greatest number since February, when vaccinations were widely accessible. COVID-19 cases have averaged more over 100,000 for three days in a straight, according to data examined by Our World in Data, up nearly 35% in the last week. Infections have been on the rise since just after July 4, a jump attributed to the coronavirus’s delta version.

The seven-day moving average of reported cases was over 12,000 in late June, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The seven-day moving average of cases surpassed 60,000 on July 27. Hospitalizations have also increased in the last week, albeit there is a significant divide between states with high vaccination rates and those that do not.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that the increase in incidence and hospitalizations is primarily among the unvaccinated. We have good protection in places where people are well-vaccinated, and there isn’t much of a spike. This virus is an opportunist in areas where vaccination rates are low, and it has taken hold in those areas in particular.

Walensky went on to say that more than 80% of the counties with the highest disease rates have the lowest immunisation rates. As hospitals load up, Florida and Louisiana have emerged as Infections epicentres, with each establishing new seven-day Infections records. Florida was averaging more than 19,000 cases each day as of Sunday, with roughly 14,000 patients in hospitals.Over the weekend, Louisiana reported more than 12,000 new confirmed cases, bringing the total number of cases in the last week to more than 28,000. Mississippi’s position is likewise dire, with the state’s top health official declaring on Monday that there are no beds available in intensive care units.

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