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Covid-19 Surge Team Sent to Missouri with the Delta Variant Rise

The US government is sending a Covid-19 surge team to southwest Missouri to give public health support as the virus spreads anew, filling hospital beds. The number of Covid-19 cases in Springfield, Missouri, has risen to where the CoxHealth hospital system has begun transporting infected patients to other institutions to offer better staffing.

Between Friday and Monday morning, 12 Covid-19 patients were transferred from Cox South, a Springfield hospital, to other facilities in the region. Dr. Ashish Jha, Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, said, “We’re already starting to see places with low vaccination rates starting to have relatively big spikes from the Delta variant.”

According to data released by Johns Hopkins University on Sunday, Missouri’s Covid-19 caseload was the second-highest in the US during the preceding week, with 15.5 new cases per 100,000 people daily, or 108 cases per 100,000 people. According to the data, Arkansas had the highest rate, with 15.7 new cases per 100,000 persons per day.

According to CDC data, almost 56 percent of people in Missouri have gotten at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and 39.4 percent of persons are fully immunized. According to CDC figures, Arkansas had fully vaccinated 34.6 percent of its overall population as of Tuesday. However, according to research, Covid-19 is predicted to grow in fewer vaccinated groups, primarily as the Delta variation spreads in those places. Fauci, who is also the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director, stated that while America has plenty of vaccines, a sizable segment of the population refuses to get vaccinations.

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