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The third wave of coronavirus hit many countries already and the new cases are on a rise. USA which happened to be one of the worst-hit nations saw a rise in the cases already. The new cases got tripled in the last two weeks in the country. Though the process of vaccination is happening on a faster note, the new cases got increased. All those who did not take the dose of vaccination are contracted with coronavirus and they formed 97 percent of the new cases. Three states Florida, Texas and Missouri contributed for 40 percent of the new cases. The health experts say that 83 percent of the cases are due to the Delta variant in USA. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the news to the reporters. She urged the people to take the delta variant seriously and take the vaccination shot if the people haven't taken the dose.
The new cases that are reported on a daily basis are said to be more than 40,000 which is a 47 percent rise in the new cases when compared to the tally of the last week. Delta variant is even dominating the other three variants: Alpha, Gamma and Beta. As per the official records, 89 percent of the people who are aged above 65 have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine and 80 percent of them are fully vaccinated. Above the age of 18, 69 percent of them received their first dose of vaccination shot. 60 percent of them aged above 18 years are fully vaccinated. Dr Rochelle Walensky said that 99 percent of the people in USA died in the last six months as they are not vaccinated. The vaccination rate also slowed down due to various reasons. The people in the southern parts of USA have not taken the vaccination doses. Some of the doctors said that they have witnessed people pledging to save their lives in this critical time and they are seen begging for the coronavirus vaccine.
By Siva Kumar