United States has high Covid-19 cases after months of decline – Prime Time Zone

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Data show that the average daily number of infected people has doubled in the country; Delta variant occurrence and July 4th holiday meetings may be linked to infections

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Data released by Johns Hopkins University on Wednesday, 14, show that the number of new cases of Covid-19 climbed on Eunited states after months of decline. While on June 23 the average of daily infections in the country was 11.3 thousand, on Monday, 12, this number was 23,600. The suspicion is that the increase in new cases in a country with advanced vaccination is linked to the appearance of Delta variant of illness and to the meetings of the 4th of July, the country’s independence holiday. The numbers have grown, but they still don’t compare to the number of cases registered at the end of 2020, when more than 250 thousand new infections and more than 3,400 deaths were registered daily in the country. The number of deaths remains below 260 per day and has not shown any significant change from previous periods.

According to data from the nation’s Centers for Disease Control, 55.6% of all Americans have received at least the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine. The states that have the highest infection rates are those that have the lowest vaccination rates: Missouri, at 45.9%; Arkansas (43%); Nevada (50.9%); Louisiana (39.2%) and Utah (49.5%). The country has already dropped the mandatory use of masks for anyone in public places, but some cities, such as Los Angeles, continue to advise protection for the public. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has registered 33.9 million people infected and 607,000 deaths by Covid-19.