The Delta variant of coronavirus is spreading rapidly in America. Due to this, new cases have doubled in the country in the last three weeks.
People crossing the road wearing masks (AFP)
In America, the cases of COVID-19 are seen increasing again after months of decline. The number of new cases is doubling every day in the last three weeks. The reason behind this is the rapidly spreading Delta Variant, the low rate of vaccination and the crowd gathered on Independence Day in America. Significantly, there is hesitation among people in getting the vaccine in America. This is the reason why people who do not get the vaccine are becoming more victims of variants.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the number of infection cases increased by 23,600 in a day on Monday as compared to 11,300 on June 23. Cases of infection have increased in the last two weeks in two states, Maine and South Dakota. It’s no coincidence that we’re seeing a spike in cases right after Independence Day weekend, said Dr. Bill Powderly, co-director of the Infectious Disease Division of Washington University’s School of Medicine in St. Louis. was expected.
Corona cases increased in states with less vaccination
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the five states where coronavirus cases have increased the most in two weeks have lower vaccination rates. These five states are Missouri (45.9 percent), Arkansas (43 percent), Nevada (50.9 percent), Louisiana (39.2 percent) and Utah (49.5 percent). Health authorities in places such as Los Angeles County and St. Louis are also appealing to people who have been vaccinated to wear masks again in public places as cases of infection increase.
People are being asked to avoid attending large gatherings
Chicago officials announced on Tuesday that those arriving from Missouri and Arkansas will have to go into isolation for 10 days or show a test report for not being infected with COVID-19, who have not been vaccinated. Meanwhile, the Department of Health in Mississippi has begun blocking posts about COVID-19 on its Facebook page due to growing misinformation about the virus and vaccine.
Mississippi officials are also advising people 65 and older to avoid large gatherings inside homes as the number of hospitalized patients has risen by 150 percent in the past three weeks. The Louisiana health official said that cases of coronavirus are increasing more among people who have not been vaccinated.
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