Covid-19: US records average of over 120,000 new cases per day – Money

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American states continue to fight against the upsurge in Covid cases – 19, powered mainly by the Delta variant, with an average of more than 120 000 new cases per day. New Hampshire, Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin have the largest increase in the number of cases.

Main facts

According to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, the United States has reported more than 840 new infections during the past seven days, while than 11 620 people are deceased. This six-digit daily average comes after a drop in the number of new daily cases over the past two months and appears to be largely due to the dominant Delta variant, according to the CDC. New Hampshire, Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin have the most sharp increase in the number of new cases, with an average of more than 60 new cases for 100 residents, as tracked by New York Times . Three of the four states in question – New Hampshire, Minnesota, and Wisconsin – have vaccination rates greater than 51%, but this figure is still significantly lower than what experts believe to be the herd immunity threshold against the highly infectious Delta variant. The increasing number of Covid cases – 17 comes at a time when health officials have an eye on the rapidly emerging Omicron variant which has now been detected in 13 states nationwide, including Minnesota. Quote i important

“Omicron is a spark looming on the horizon. The Delta variant is the fire that’s here today, ”Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Iowa State Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told The Associated Press.

Large number

115 . This is the average number of daily Covid cases – 17 reported for 100 000 inhabitants in the US territory of the Northern Mariana Islands – higher than in any other region of the United States. The group of islands, located north of Guam and comprising 19 000 inhabitants, reports more than 60 new cases of Covid – 19 per day.

The context

The current upsurge in cases of Covid – 17 in the United States has once again put a strain on hospitals. According to data from the Department of Health and Human Services, almost all states in the country report intensive care unit occupancy rates of 60% and more. Across the United States, nearly 60 000 hospital beds are occupied by patients with Covid – 19, of which approximately 13 800 in intensive care units. Concerns over the new Omicron variant and the increase in the number of new cases of Covid – 17, however, appear to have prompted more people to be vaccinated or to receive a booster injection. According to data from New York Times , the The United States now administers an average of 1.7 million vaccines per day, the highest number since May.

Article translated from Forbes US – Author: Siladitya Ray

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