CDC Says U.K. Variant Now Most Prevalent in the U.S.
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky says that the U.K. virus variant is now the most prevalent in the U.S. The news comes as COVID-19… read more
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky says that the U.K. virus variant is now the most prevalent in the U.S. The news comes as COVID-19 infections continue to rise, while the number of deaths has declined. The latest seven-day average shows 62,878 people were infected daily (up 2.3 percent), while 4,853 people were hospitalized daily (up 2.7 percent). Deaths decreased 19.7 percent to a seven-day average of 745 per day. Vaccinations continue to increase to about three million per day on average (up eight percent). However, Dr. Walensky warns that the increases in cases and hospitalization remain a concern and that new clusters are appearing at day-care centers and youth sporting events around the country, with younger adults in their 30s and 40s showing up in hospitals with severe disease. Dr. Welensky urges people to get vaccinated and to adhere to public health measures in order to bring these numbers down. close
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- Anthony S. Fauci M.D. Director National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
- Andrew "Andy" Slavitt Senior Adviser White House->COVID-19 Response
- Rochelle Walensky M.D. Director Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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