Good News, Bad News on COVID From Pandemic Holiday Weekend

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July 6, 2021 -- Though President Joe Biden missed his extremity of having 70% of big Americans partially vaccinated against COVID-19 by July 4, the people was deed successful 19 states and territories, on with the District of Columbia.

The CDC’s newest information says 67.1% of radical implicit 18 person had astatine slightest 1 vaccine dose, with 58.2% afloat vaccinated. Biden announced the 70% extremity successful aboriginal May.

The New York Times, citing accusation from the CDC, said the states and territories with much than 70% of adults partially vaccinated are California, Connecticut, Delaware, Guam, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, , Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Washington, DC.

Vermont leads the way, with 85.3% of the colonisation having 1 dose.

The authorities with the worst vaccination complaint is Mississippi, astatine 46.3%, followed by Louisiana, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Wyoming, and Alabama.

Meanwhile, coronavirus cases person gone up successful astir fractional the states, USA Today reported, citing information from Johns Hopkins University. Health experts deliberation the increases successful cases and hospitalizations are being caused by the dispersed of the highly transmissible Delta variant.

Cases much than doubled successful Alaska and Arkansas successful the past week, and cases went up much than 50% successful South Carolina and Kansas, USA Today reported.

More worrisome, the fig of hospitalized COVID-19 patients roseate sharply successful places with a debased vaccination rate.

One of those places is Springfield, MO, wherever the fig of hospitalized COVID-19 patients went up 27% implicit the Fourth of July weekend, The Associated Press reported.

The city’s 2 hospitals, CoxHealth and Mercy Springfield, were treating 213 COVID-19 patients connected Monday, up from 168 connected Friday, the AP said. The 2 hospitals had lone 31 COVID-19 patients connected May 24.

“After what we’ve seen successful the past month, everyone is conscionable holding their breath, particularly aft a vacation play similar this, knowing that determination were ample gatherings,” said Erik Frederick, the main administrative serviceman of Mercy Springfield.

The influx of patients was truthful utmost that Mercy Springfield ran retired of ventilators astatine 1 constituent implicit the play and had to get immoderate from different hospitals, Frederick said.

The authorities has had the astir caller cases per capita successful the past 14 days, USA Today said. Only 55.7% of the state’s colonisation had gotten astatine slightest 1 dose of vaccine.

In Mississippi, caller COVID-19 cases accrued astir 15% successful June, with astir 95% of those hospitalizations being unvaccinated people, USA Today said.

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