The Delta variant of Covid is drawing out the duration of the pandemic, and areas clustered with too many unvaccinated people are the main reason for the recent rise in endangering cases.
Clusters Responsible for the Growing Rate of Infections in the Country
A new study has shown exactly where to expect the outbreaks. Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a medical analyst at CNN, who is also a professor at George Washington University, said that these heaps of people who have not been vaccinated yet are a hurdle in the way of putting the virus down.
- Portions of Georgia
The 4th of July is a day of celebration for all Americans alike, but these celebrations can wreak havoc. WSAV reported that the 4th of July weekend saw thousands of travelers rush to Georgia. They also added that social distancing was an afterthought and that although this is great for business, it raised concerns for health experts.
The Mayor of Savannah, Van Johnson, was concerned about the impact and what effect it would affect infection rates.
- Portions of Texas
The Texas Tribune reported that the new and highly contagious delta variant of Covid may have sparked the recent outbreak of more than 125 cases linked to a Houston- church youth camp. They also added that the breakout should be a wake-up call for communities.
Amarillo, which is located in Texas, also has a low vaccination rate.
- Portions of Alabama
WVTM reported that an expert warned them that Alabama’s low vaccination rate makes it vulnerable to an increase in cases and people being admitted to hospitals.
With only about 1/3rd of people fully vaccinated, Alabama has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country. Some good news comes in as the 256 people in state hospitals with Covid on Wednesday are just a fraction of the 3000 hospitalized during the peak.
Montgomery, Alabama, has an alarmingly low vaccination rate.
- Portions of Arkansas
The Arkansas Department of Health announced over 1000 new Covid cases on Wednesday. KATV reported that a result of the rise in cases is the rise in the death toll.
A citizen said that fewer masks and fewer restrictions have made summer 2021 feel like Covid is completely gone.
- Portions of Missouri
Missouri was ranked as the least safe state during Covid by a study conducted by WalletHub. KMOV reported that the findings that were published on Thursday ranked Missouri as the 50th state in death rate and positive testing rate. On Wednesday, the positivity rating was at 11%. The study also ranked the state 48th in hospitalization, 40th in vaccination, and 44th in transmission.
- Portions of Louisiana
NOLA.com reported that a new, troubling variant had been spawned by the delta variant of Covid, which has been identified for the first time in Louisiana, according to officials at Oschner Health.
They also reported that the new delta-plus variant is thought to have the same higher rate of transmission as the delta variant, which was originally identified in India which happens to be about two times as infectious as the original Covid strain.
Notoriously, it also has characteristics of variants from Brazil and South Africa, making it hard for antibodies to the variants from entering cells.
In Louisiana, Shreveport has a very low vaccination rate.
- Portions of Oklahoma
The Oklahoman reported that Oklahoma saw a high rate of hospital admissions for Covid patients due to a rising number of cases in the state.
According to an expert, nearly 28% of people across the state who have had a positive Covid test in the last two weeks were found to be in health care facilities.