COVID Cases On The Rise As Delta Variant Spreads To All 50 States

The Delta variant of the coronavirus now makes up 25% of all new cases in the U.S.

Via NBC News:

The number of Covid-19 cases in the United States rose 10 percent this week as the highly contagious delta variant gained further ground, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

The country’s lagging vaccination rate coupled with the “hyper-transmissible delta variant” could account for the increase, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said during a White House briefing.

The variant, which was first detected in India, now accounts for a quarter of all new cases, and has been detected in all 50 states. Its rapid spread is sure to make it the dominant U.S. strain within the coming weeks, she said.

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According to the CDC, 57.4 percent of U.S. adults have been fully vaccinated as of today.