WH: Vaccinations rise in hard-hit virus states

The White House says COVID-19 vaccinations are increasing in states hit hard by the delta variant.Coronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients says several states with the highest proportions of new infections are seeing residents get vaccinated at a higher rate than the nation as a whole.Officials cited Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Missouri, and Nevada.


PTI | Washington DC | Updated: 22-07-2021 23:51 IST | Created: 22-07-2021 23:51 IST
WH: Vaccinations rise in hard-hit virus states
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The White House says COVID-19 vaccinations are increasing in states hit hard by the delta variant.

Coronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients says several states with the highest proportions of new infections are seeing residents get vaccinated at a higher rate than the nation as a whole.

Officials cited Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Missouri, and Nevada. The delta variant, which spreads more aggressively, now accounts for an estimated 83% of cases nationwide. It is the predominant coronavirus strain in every region.

Although health officials are warning the U.S. is at another critical juncture in the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not changed its guidance that vaccinated people don't need to wear masks.

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