According to estimates, the delta variant of the coronavirus is now responsible for more than half of all infections tested in the United States. This arises from analyzes of the genome of the virus.
It is estimated that the particularly contagious delta type of coronavirus is now responsible for more than half of all infections tested in the United States. This stems from analyzes of the virus’s genome, the head of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rochelle Wallensky, said Thursday. Just under three weeks ago, a surrogate was responsible for a quarter of the infections analyzed.
“This rapid increase is worrisome, although we expected the delta variant to become dominant in the United States,” Walinsky said. In individual parts of the country, such as the Midwest, the proportion is already about 80 percent, Walinsky explained. The variant is rapidly gaining acceptance, especially in areas with a low vaccination rate.
99% of deaths are unvaccinated
So Walinsky urged everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible, especially since the vaccines also worked against the delta variant. She stressed that unvaccinated people currently account for 99.5 percent of all coronavirus deaths in the United States.
Data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that about 67 percent of adults, or just over 173 million people, have received at least their first vaccination. 58% of adults received two injections. For a total population of about 330 million, 55 percent of people have so far received at least their first vaccination.
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