Sumary of Delta variant is one of the most infectious respiratory diseases known, CDC director says:
- Rochelle Walensky, Director of the CDCSource: CDC | YouTubeThe delta Covid variant is one of the most infectious respiratory diseases ever seen by scientists, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.
- “The delta variant has spread quickly through the U.S., accounting for more than 83% of sequenced cases in the U.S. right now, up from 50% the week of July 3.The seven-day average of new cases is up about 53% from last week, currently at 37,674 new cases per day.
- Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwardsChart shows current data on Covid-19 in the United States.
- Science Three states, Florida, Texas and Missouri, with low vaccination rates accounted for 40% of all new cases nationwide, White House Covid czar Jeff Zients said.
- In hospitals around the country, 97% of people admitted with Covid symptoms are unvaccinated, and 99.5% of al Covid deaths are also among the unvaccinated.