Health experts have been predicting that the Delta variant would soon become the dominant coronavirus strain in the U.S. – and that day has arrived than expected.
According to CDC data, the Delta variant now accounts for more than 51% of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. That’s quite a change from just one month ago, when Delta accounted for just 3% of U.S. cases.
The highest infection rate is in the Midwest region of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska – where Delta accounts for a whopping 80.7% of cases.
The Delta variant is more contagious and possibly more dangerous as well – especially for people who are unvaccinated.
Nearly two weeks after the CDC projected cases of the delta variant doubled in a two-week period, data from the agency is now showing the variant accounts for more than half of all COVID-19 cases. https://t.co/2SHA26lcPP
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