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Delta Variant Fuels COVID-19 Cases In The United States

Delta Variant Fuels COVID-19 Cases In The United States
The New Indian Express

We all thought the situation was going quite in our favor after the coronavirus cases were decreasing. However, the rocketing coronavirus cases have now led to an increasing number of deaths and hospitalization. The increased cases are said to be induced by the most transmissible variant yet, the Delta variant.

Similarly, according to the data from Johns Hopkins University. The average number of new Covid-19 cases each day the past week was 32,278. That’s a 66% jump from the average daily rate the previous week, and 145% higher than the rate from two weeks ago. In addition to that, the death rate increased to 13%  in the United States from the previous week.

A pandemic of the unvaccinated?

Delta Variant Fuels COVID-19 Cases In The United States
The Kathmandu Post

According to data from the US Department of Health and Human Services. 24,923 people are hospitalized due to COVID-19. While the coronavirus cases are towering, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, found a common theme among the cases. He called the situation “Pandemic of the unvaccinated”. Walensky also added, “More than 97% of people getting hospitalized with Covid-19 now are unvaccinated”. And 99.5% of deaths are among the unvaccinated. Recent data shows that only 49.2% of people are fully vaccinated in the United States.

California faces major COVID-19 cases

Delta Variant Fuels COVID-19 Cases In The United States

A huge number of new cases are spiking up in California ever since February. A report claims more than 14,000 new coronaviruses on Monday.  The total confirmed cases are now 3,762,462. Such a terrifying number has put everyone under strain. The contagious delta variant has no intention to stop but spread like a wildfire. Moreover, hospitals are going to have a tough time says Chad Neilsen, director of infection prevention. Neilson also added,” We have doubled our number of Covid hospitalizations over the last week, and it’s a much more exponential increase in patients versus what we saw in January”. He fears that the current resources and staff will be unable to give enough care to patients.

More on Delta variant

The spread of the super contagious Delta variant has put every nation to reimpose strict lockdown once again. Among all the variants, Delta causes more severe illness. However, more rigid research is still afoot. The first Delta case was found in December 2020, and the strain spread rapidly. It took no time in becoming the dominant strain of the virus in both India and then Great Britain. Similarly, the US might lose the race with the Delta variant as it becoming more pervasive. Meanwhile, as the cases are going up, experts say that Americans should get vaccinated as soon as possible. The only way Americans can win this race over the Delta variant is by getting vaccines.