The application of the COVID-19 vaccine was not enough to stop the massive spread of the delta variant, so hospitalizations have also risen to alarming levels.
Hospitalization levels are similar to last winter, due to Variable delta expansion for coronavirus Stagnation of the vaccination campaign against the disease.
Hospitalization for Covid-19 in the US at higher rates by delta variable
According to another TransferAnd There are at least 55,767 hospitalized patients with Covid-19 at centers in the United States This number is expected to increase significantly in the coming days.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), The numbers for the past two days are triple what they were a month ago, when there were about 16,000 COVID-19 patients in hospitals and health centers in the United States.
The latest figures reflect that at least 7.7% of the total hospital beds in the country are occupied And the state with the highest number of cases is Florida, the current epicenter of the epidemic.
Florida has more than 25% of beds occupied by Covid-19 patients and today there are about 11,515 People have been admitted, of whom 2,400 are in intensive care.
Ron DeSantis refuses to take tougher action in Florida
in this situation, Republican Governor Ron DeSantis reiterated that he will not take safe distancing measures And do not order the use of face masks.
Experts attribute this to A new wave of the pandemic in the United States to expand the delta variableLow acceptance of vaccination, and reluctance in some regions to take preventive measures.
In the United States, at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine has been given to more than 191.8 million people, That’s 57.8% of the population, compared to the 164.9 million who already had the full scheme.
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