Most U.S. states are seeing a spike in COVID-19 infections as variants of the virus continue to spread, increasing cases in low-vaccination areas.
A total of 43 states and the District of Columbia have documented an increase in the average daily number of cases in the past two weeks, according to a DailyMail.com analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University.
Of those states, at least 15, most in the South, have seen their infections double over a 14-day period.
Even high-vaccination states, such as California, Illinois, New York and Vermont, are seeing the number of cases increase.
The US now records an average of 23,000 COVID-19 cases per day, the highest figure since late May, the analysis shows.
Health experts warn that the worrying rise in cases is linked to the Indian ‘Delta’ variety, which is responsible for as many as 97 percent of infections in some states.
It comes as President Joe Biden’s administration is reportedly running out of ideas on how to increase the stagnant Covid vaccination rate — with only 68 percent of adults vaccinated — and continue to contain the pandemic.
A total of 43 states and the District of Columbia are seeing their numbers of COVID-19 infections increase, according to data from John Hopkins University
The US now records an average of 23,000 COVID-19 cases per day, the highest figure since late May
In many states, cases have a doppelganger, such as Louisiana, where only 35.8% are fully vaccinated. Cases are up 115% from a seven-day moving average of 389 per day on June 28 to 840 per day on July 12
In Mississippi, with only 33.4% of residents fully vaccinated, COVID-19 infections are up 57% from an average of 192 cases recorded on June 28 to an average of 303 per day on July 12
In Mississippi, one of the states with the lowest infection rates, the number of COVID-19 infections is up 57 percent from 192 cases on June 28 to an average of 303 per day on July 12.
In addition, the number of residents hospitalized with COVID-19 increased by 65 percent between July 4 and Sunday, July 11, according to state data.
In addition, only 33.4 percent of the population is fully vaccinated, which is the second lowest rate in the country, CDC data shows.
“We are much more vulnerable than we should be,” said Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs during a Mississippi State Medical Association livecast on Friday. Mississippi Free Press.
‘As a state, we have been vaccinated far too little. We have a huge pool of unimmunized people that are a perfect breeding ground for the Delta variant, and it will kill people. And it’s already deadly to people.’
Other southern states, including Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and South Carolina, have more than doubled their cases in the past two weeks.
In Louisiana, cases are up 115 percent from a seven-day moving average of 389 per day on June 28 to 840 per day on July 12, according to Johns Hopkins data.
Only 35.8 percent of the state is fully vaccinated.
“I think we’re in it. We’re seeing what’s probably the start of increases,” Dr. Joe Kanter, Louisiana State Health Officer the lawyer.
Across the country, the peak will be greater in the lower vaccination coverage areas, which is unfortunately the case with us and some of our neighboring countries. There’s just no doubt about that.’
Even states with high vaccination rates are seeing infections on the rise.
On July 12, Los Angeles County registered more than 1,000 new cases for four days in a row for the first time since March.
The populous California province registered an average of 851 cases per day on Monday, a staggering 228 percent increase from the average two weeks earlier.
“Most states have large segments of the population that are still unprotected,” said Dr. Amber D’Souza, a professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The hill.
D’Souza said the new data shows that outbreaks tend to affect areas with lower vaccination rates and said they expect a continued increase in infections until vaccination rates rise.
It comes after President Biden’s administration has no idea how to increase stagnant COVID vaccination rates, according to a report Monday.
They reportedly plan to move forward in containing the pandemic, with only 68 percent of adults having been vaccinated amid hesitation with vaccination.
Even states with high vaccination rates are seeing infections on the rise, such as California, with cases in Los Angels County registering more than 1,000 new cases four days in a row. Pictured: S woman gets a COVID-19 vaccine in Los Angeles, July 9
Health experts blame the spread of India’s ‘Delta’ variant, which accounts for more than half of all new infections in the country and up to 97% in some states
Resistance to getting shot in the arm, led by some Republicans, has caused vaccination rates to drop, despite an all-out effort by the White House to raise it.
Biden, First Lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff have been on a nationwide tour to push for vaccinations.
Officials are running out of ideas to pick up the pace of coronavirus vaccinations, Politics reported.
“We have no illusions that any person at this stage will take longer to achieve it,” said a senior government official. “The first 180 million were much easier than the next 5 million.”
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki defended the government’s vaccine education program in her press conference on Monday.
“We want to make sure we ramp up some of the innovative, innovative ways Americans across the country are meeting their communities where they are with the vaccine,” she said.
“We all have an obligation to continue reporting vaccines to our friends and family. Companies, media and individuals can all play a special role as trusted messengers for an unvaccinated person by sharing that the vaccines are safe, effective, accessible and free. Across the country, we see Americans emerging,” she added.
In the US, 59 percent of adults have been fully vaccinated, while 68 percent have had at least one shot, according to Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It comes as the administration of President Joe Biden reportedly has “no idea” about how to increase vaccination coverage, which has stalled on at least one dose in 68% of adults.
Out of the total population, 184 million people have had at least one injection, while 159 million have been fully vaccinated. Less than half of all Americans — 48 percent — are fully vaccinated.
“Our focus is now on doubling our efforts as we continue to vaccinate millions of people in the summer months,” Psaki said on Tuesday.
“It is ultimately up to individuals to decide whether to get vaccinated,” she added. “But no, these programs continue, and we will continue to push through approaches that we’ve seen work in the past.”
dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Monday that much of the population is now vulnerable to infection from the Delta variant.
“Given the number of people in the country who have not been vaccinated, that’s really the concern because the vaccines we have available… are doing very well against the Delta variant, especially protecting against serious illnesses leading to hospitalization” , he told CBS. This morning.
“We’re concerned about those regions of the country, those states, those areas, those cities where the vaccination level is really quite low, around 30 percent or so,” he said.
According to CDC data updated last week, the Delta variant, also known as B.1.617.2, accounts for 51.7 percent of all new infections.
The Delta variant has been found in all 50 states and is responsible for more than 80 percent of new infections in Midwestern states such as Iowa, Kansas and Missouri, where vaccination rates are lagging.