Greater than 95 % of U.S. counties are actually seeing “excessive” charges of COVID-19 transmission, in line with the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC).
The CDC’s COVID Knowledge Tracker revealed on Tuesday that 95.19 % of counties within the U.S. are seeing a “excessive” fee of transmission, which means there have been no less than 100 new circumstances reported per 100,000 folks up to now seven days.
Round 2 % of counties are seeing “substantial” and “low” charges of transmission, and fewer than one % of counties are seeing “reasonable” charges of transmission.
The U.S. is seeing a nationwide surge in COVID-19 circumstances, pushed largely by the extremely infectious delta variant, which is extra contagious than earlier variations of the virus.
Dr. Anthony FauciAnthony FauciDay by day COVID-19 infections up greater than 300 % from Labor Day final yr European regulators evaluating whether or not to suggest COVID-19 boosters Sunday exhibits – Biden home agenda, Texas abortion legislation dominate MORE, President BidenJoe BidenHighlight turns to GOP’s McCarthy in Jan. 6 probe Biden visits union corridor to mark Labor Day Biden approves catastrophe funds for NJ, NY after Ida flooding MORE‘s chief medical adviser, mentioned on Sunday that the delta variant is “over 99 % dominant.”
The U.S. surpassed 40 million COVID-19 circumstances on Tuesday, in line with knowledge from the CDC. Greater than 647,000 folks within the U.S. have died for the reason that starting of the pandemic.
Nearly all of current COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths, nevertheless, have been amongst unvaccinated people, additional bolstering proof that the pictures are efficient in opposition to extreme sickness.
Seventy-five % of adults within the U.S. are actually no less than partially vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19, a milestone that was introduced by a White Home official on Tuesday.
Greater than 1.5 million pictures have been administered between Sunday and Tuesday, in line with White Home COVID-19 Knowledge Director Cyrus Shahpar, which lifted U.S. adults above the 75 % benchmark.
Sunday-Tuesday simply in: +1.51M doses reported administered over Saturday’s complete, together with 681Okay newly vaccinated and 105Okay extra doses. As normal, decrease reporting over the vacation weekend. Simply hit 75% of adults with no less than one dose!
— Cyrus Shahpar (@cyrusshahpar46) September 7, 2021