U.S. New Coronary Cases and Hospitalization Rates Rise Again

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Thursday that new cases of New Coronavirus have increased by nearly 11 percent in the past week as the Delta New Coronavirus began to circulate in some of the lowest New Coronavirus vaccination rates in the United States.

Hospitalizations for neo-coronavirus have also increased by about 7 percent over the past week, while deaths from neo-coronavirus continue to decline, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said at a regular weekly briefing by the White House’s New Coronavirus Response Team.

Valensky said the statistics show “two facts” about the U.S., and that the neo-coronavirus vaccination effort has resulted in a significant decrease in neo-coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths from the January peak. She said the number of people in the U.S. who have been fully vaccinated against NICs is now more than 160 million.

On the other hand, Valensky said, there are “new and worrisome trends” showing that the number of new cases of NCC is highest in areas with the lowest vaccination rates and the highest rate of increase in the more infectious Delta NCC variant.

The Delta variant is now the most prevalent variant in the United States, accounting for more than half of all new cases nationwide, compared with 26 percent just more than two weeks ago, Walensky said. Delta variant viruses account for up to 80 percent of all new cases of new coronaviruses in some areas of the Midwest and mountain states in the United States.

Ninety-three percent of the 173 U.S. counties with more than 1 in 1,000 new coronavirus infections have vaccination rates below 40 percent, Walensky said.

Both Wolenski and Anthony Fauci, senior White House health adviser, emphasized that all available vaccines against New Coronavirus are effective against the delta variant and can protect against serious illness, hospitalization and death. Both emphasized that widespread vaccination is necessary to truly bring about an improvement in the New Guinea epidemic.

Both Fauci and Varensky clarified that fully vaccinated people are highly protected against the New Coronavirus and do not need to wear masks indoors.

If you are fully vaccinated but are prone to serious illnesses due to your medical condition, you may want to consider wearing a mask if you are in an area with low vaccination rates and a high rate of virus transmission, Fauci said. But he stressed that he is not suggesting this.