Delta variant dominant strain in US, number of cases quickly rising

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NewsNation Now 10 July, 2021 - 08:29am 44 views

NEW YORK (NewsNation Now) — Some hospitals across the country are overwhelmed by the new delta variant, particularly in the Midwest, where many areas are seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases.

The rise coincides with low vaccination rates.

In Missouri, hospitals are bringing in more ventilators and staff, as a COVID-19 overflow ward was recently closed.

Doctors and nurses are tired, frustrated, and struggling to keep up. The surge is coming on stronger and faster, and the patients are younger.

“The World Health Organization — I loved one of their quotes — and that is this version is the fastest and the fittest,” said Dr. Dale Bratzler, Chief Covid Officer at the University of Oklahoma.

“It’s a wake-up call,” said Dr. George Monks, the past president at the Oklahoma State Medical Association. “It’s a red flag for people in Oklahoma.”

The number of delta variant cases is on the rise and threatening unvaccinated people.

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