CoronavirusCovid-19Health

Delta Variant Now Accounts for More than Half of U.S. COVID Cases: CDC

The delta variant of the coronavirus now accounts for more than half of all new COVID-19 cases in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The delta variant, widely considered the most contagious strain of the virus, now makes up 51.7% of new infections, CNN reported, citing CDC data.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the delta variant poses a “significant threat” to unvaccinated people.

Fauci said the delta variant is not only more transmissible, it can also cause more severe disease.

“If ever there was a reason to get vaccinated, this is it,” he told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday.

Health experts warn that the risk of getting the delta variant is especially high in areas with lagging vaccination rates.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Back to top button

My News Matters to me - Washington Informer Donations

Be a Part of The Washington Informer Legacy

A donation of your choice empowers our journalists to continue the work to better inform, educate and empower you through technology and resources that you use.

Click Here Today to Support Black Press and be a part of the Legacy!

Subscribe today for free and be the first to have news and information delivered directly to your inbox.

Select list(s) to subscribe to


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker