CDC Director said that the increase is ‘drastic’ compared to the 50% registered at the beginning of the month
The Delta variant already accounts for 83% of the sequenced cases of coronavirus US USA. The numbers were released on Tuesday, 20, by the director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Rochelle Walensky. “The CDC estimates that the Delta variant now represents 83% of cases sequenced. This is a drastic increase compared to 50% in the week of July 3”, he warned. According to Walensky, the infection rate of the new strain is even higher in areas of the country where vaccination rates are lower, where infections and hospitalizations for Covid-19 come back up. According to the CDC, in the last week there was an average of 239 deaths per day, an increase of almost 48% compared to the previous week. “The most disheartening thing is that most of these deaths could be avoided with a simple, safe and available vaccine,” said the director.
*With information from EFE