July 23, 2021

America Warned! Delta Variants Spread Faster

 The resurgence of Covid-19 cases in the United States due to the widespread spread of Delta virus variants, has been a concern of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In a briefing on Thursday, CDC Director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky warns that the U.S. is still at an important point in tackling the virus following a resurgence of cases.

Some hospitals have also reached their capacity to accommodate patients, especially in areas with low vaccination rates.

In the meantime, Walensky also told that the Deltar variant is now spreading with incredible speed in the US, and when compared to the original virus outbreak that erupted in early 2020, this variant is more aggressive.

“This is one of the fastest contagious respiratory viruses we know of and that I’ve ever seen in my 20 -year career,” Walensky told the White House.

To date, delta variants have accounted for more than 83% of new cases in the US. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the president’s chief medical adviser, said there are some areas in the country where the Delta accounts for more than 90% of new infections.

Three states, Florida, Texas and Missouri, with low vaccination rates account for 40% of all new cases nationwide, said White House coronavirus task force Jeff Zients. Florida alone accounted for 1 in 5 new cases in the U.S. for the second week in a row.

In hospitals nationwide, 97% of people admitted with Covid symptoms were not vaccinated, and 99.5% of the total deaths from Covid also included those who were not vaccinated.