-the Delta variant rapidly spreading, US hot spots have seen climbing case numbers
-more than 99% of US Covid-19 deaths in June were among unvaccinated people
As the Delta variant rapidly spreads, US hot spots have seen climbing case numbers and an expert warns a “surprising amount of death” from Covid-19 could soon follow says an article on CNN.
The US is averaging about 19,455 new cases over the last seven days, a 47% increase from the week prior, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. And a third of those, CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner said, come from five hot spots: Florida, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, and Nevada.
At Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, 91% of ICU patients are on ventilators and many are in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, Chief Administrative Officer Erik Frederick told. That is especially concerning, he said because at the peak last year there were only 40 to 50% of ICU patients on ventilators.