There’s been a 700% increase in COVID cases week over week since the 1st of July, says CDC


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The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said that there has been a week-over-week average of 700% increase in COVID cases since the first of July.

The information was presented on Friday at the CDC’s Advisory committee during discussions over the need for Booster shots against immuno-compromised patients.

The US was at the low point in the new cases in late June, when the daily number of cases was below 10,000 on average. However, now the daily cases exceed 125,000 per day.

According to John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health Professor Dr. William Moss, “The combination of the delta variant, susceptibility due to the relatively low vaccination coverage, and relaxation of Public Health Measures,” came together to create a new wave of the coronavirus.

The delta variant is about twice as contagious as the original strain of the COVID-19 and can also be transmitted by fully vaccinated individuals. Although, the vaccinated individuals give a stronger immune response against the virus and are less likely to develop a severe form of the disease.

According to the John Hopkins University data, the States has reported more coronavirus cases in the first 12 days of August compared to the whole month of July.

At the current average, the country will report 3.4 million cases in the whole month of August, which will make it the fourth-worst month of the entire Pandemic.

Publish : 2021-08-14 10:48:00

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