It was stated that cases of the new type of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been at an “uncomfortably high level” in the US in recent weeks, and that the country is at risk of a new wave.
Anthony Fauci, Senior Health Adviser to U.S. President Joe Biden, told CNN that despite the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination across the country, the number of cases remains above 60,000 per day.
“There is almost a race between vaccination of people and cases of the COVID-19 pandemic, which tends to increase,” Fauci said.
“It is not time to declare victory ahead of time”
Pointing out that they are concerned that the increase in cases in Europe could also occur in the United States, Fauci urged citizens to continue to be vaccinated and comply with the measures, especially considering the rate at which the new variant of the virus is spreading.
“Be patient a little longer,” Fauci said. As I have said many times, this is not the time to declare victory over COVID-19 prematurely.”
According to data compiled by the New York Times, there has been a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in the midwest of the United States, especially in the states of Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota.
Despite vaccination efforts, authorities have issued a 4th wave warning of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, the report noted, noting that michigan has seen a doubling in cases and hospitalizations in the last two weeks.
The states of Minnesota and Illinois have seen a 56 percent increase in the number of daily cases in the past two weeks, and a 28 percent increase in hospitalizations linked to COVID-19.
Likewise, the states of Wisconsin and North Dakota have seen a 50 percent increase in the number of cases in the last two weeks, and there has been an increase in the number of cases in the northeastern regions of New York and New Jersey.
The report said average daily cases had stood at around 65,000 in the past two weeks, a 19 percent increase from two weeks ago.
Rochelle Walensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said yesterday that the new variant of COVID-19 emerging in the U.K. has become the most dominant type of virus in the U.S.
Walensky said some of the increase in the country in recent weeks was due to the spread of the B.1.1.7 variant and other mutants, warning that the “B.1.1.7″ variant is currently the most common species circulating in the United States.”
This new variant, first detected in December 2020 in Kent, England, had a higher transmission rate and mortality rate.
Number of cases approached 31 million, loss of life approached 560 thousand
According to COVID-19 data from Johns Hopkins University, the number of COVID-19 cases in the United States is close to 31 million and the loss of life is close to 560,000.
According to the CDC, more than 64 million people received the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, with the number of first-dose vaccinators nationwide approaching 110 million.