Updates on Covid numbers reveal startling facts!
71,726 cases of COVID-19 reported in U.S. children in a week’s time, an increase of 86% over the seven days prior, the American Academy of Pediatrics said. Hospitalizations have risen to more than 35,000, about 8,000 higher than a week ago. Overall, the United States has reported more than 35 million COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began.
COVID-19-related deaths in the United States have now surpassed 614,000.
A major worry right now is Delta, a highly contagious SARS-CoV-2 virus strain, which was first identified in India in December. It swept rapidly through India and Great Britain before reaching the U.S., where it is now the predominant variant.
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Five things you need to know about the new delta variant!
1. Delta is more contagious than the other virus strains.
2. Unvaccinated people are at risk.
3. Delta could lead to 'hyperlocal outbreaks.
4. There is still more to learn about Delta.
5. Vaccination is the best protection against Delta.
(Resource: Yale Medicine)
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Here are some updated facts about Richmond County Numbers as of August 2nd.