According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Delta variant of the COVID-19 is behind 93.4% of all new coronavirus cases in the country. The latest figure of the CDC for the week ending 31st July reveals that the delta variant, including its sub-lineages, all of which categorize as variants of concerns, made up over ninety-three percent of all the cases in the country during the July last two weeks.
Moreover, the Delta variant is reasonable for even higher percentages in some other areas of the country. For example, in the midwestern United States, including Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa, delta variant accounts for over ninety-eight percent of all the cases. In the same way, in the region including Colorado, South Dakota, North Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana, the delta variant accounts for over ninety-five percent of all cases.
The number signified an instant increase in the occurrence of the variant since May end, when it accounted for around 3% of all registered cases. Furthermore, the CDC says the daily average of new COVID-19 cases during the last week escalated to about 66606, from 40597 the previous week, a surge of over sixty-four percent.
Whereas considerably less than peaks of new coronavirus cases at the height of the United States pandemic in January, when the country saw almost three lac new cases per day, the latest increase in new cases is noticeably greater than in May when the daily average decreased to only around eight thousand cases.
How Many Americans were affected by the Coronavirus, and how many Americans received vaccinations?
The U.S. is facing a coronavirus surge this summer because of the spread of more transmissible delta variants. According to present statistics from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, over six lac and fourteen thousand Americans died from coronavirus, and more than 4.2 million individuals died globally.
According to statistics from the CDC, only 58.2 percent of American nationals ages twelve and up received full vaccination against coronavirus. Last week, the CDC, cited new science on the contagiousness of the delta variant, changed its face mask guidance to now suggest that everybody in the areas with a high or substantial level of spread, above the vaccination status, wear a face mask in public, indoor gatherings.
Texas Reported the Highest one-day Count since 3rd February
According to Texas health records, the state reported around 15558 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, the peak one-day count since 3rd February. Additionally, the state experienced a significant increase in cases in the last month, driven by the delta variant. The state health statistics revealed that the 7-day average of new daily COVID-19 cases increased from around fifteen hundred on 2nd July to approximately ten thousand on 3rd August. The state health department reported that 62.58 percent of Texicans twelve and older received at least one vaccine dose as of Wednesday.
On Tuesday, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said in a press release that the rise of the Delta variant led to an instant increase of community spread in the U.S., putting more nationals at increased risk, especially in the unvaccinated case.
I signed an eviction moratorium for US counties experiencing substantial & high levels of #COVID19 transmission. Mass evictions could lead to new spikes in COVID-19. This order will help those who are at risk of transmitting COVID-19 self-quarantine. https://t.co/aVN1qeszex
— Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH (@CDCDirector) August 4, 2021