COVID's Delta variant accounts for 93% of sequenced cases in US: CDC
- The data was collected in the last two weeks of July
- In May, only 3% of the cases fell in the same category
- 45.3% spike was recorded in the daily case average in the last week
The Delta variant of the coronavirus, which has gained significant pace in the United States over the past few months, now accounts for 93% of all sequenced cases in the country, according to media reports citing data released by the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
The data, which was collected by the country's key health body in the second half of July 2021, earlier suggested that Delta Variant of COVID only accounted for 3% of the total sequenced cases in May 2021, according to reports from ABC News.
The reports suggested that states like South Dakota, Iowa, Wyoming, North Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Colorado, Montana and Utah were impacted by the surge.
Moreover, the Delta variant is also being suspected to be the reason for a spike in COVID-19 cases being recorded in the United States. Data from the country's federal agencies suggest that the daily case average of the United States has climbed to more than 84,000, recording a 45.3% spike in the last week, according to reports from ABC News.
Both federal and state authorities of the United States have been attempting to push the vaccination rates of the country to prevent another wave of COVID-19.
In a tweet on Wednesday, US President Joe Biden addressed the "misinformation" going around about the available COVID-19 vaccines. He also stressed that the vaccine is likely to provide better protection against the virus.
The tweet read, "If you’re vaccinated, you’re unlikely to get COVID-19. And if you’re vaccinated and still get COVID-19 — it’ll most likely be a mild case. Vaccinated people almost never are hospitalized with COVID-19."
States like Louisiana and California have decided to reinstate the mask mandate citing the concerns emerging from the Delta variant of COVID-19. The United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention also reviewed its masking recommendation earlier this month and recommend everyone in areas with substantial or high levels of transmission to use face coverings, even if they were fully vaccinated against the disease.