This variant of infection is most widespread in Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.
More than 93% of cases of infection with the new coronavirus in the United States fall on the “delta” variant, mainly on its variant B.1.617.2. This is evidenced by data posted on the website of the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday.
The CDC reports contain statistics on the number of infected people in the country for the period from July 18 to July 30. According to the data provided in it, in many states, including Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska, the delta variant of infection accounts for up to 98% of disease cases.
At the end of July, the head of the CDC, Rochelle Walensky, reported that during the month, the number of infections with the delta strain of coronavirus increased by more than 50%. At that time, it accounted for about 83% of all cases of infection.
Previously, the CDC recommended that Americans fully vaccinated against coronavirus wear masks indoors and in public places “in areas where there is a significant and rapid spread” of the virus. In May, the specialists of the centers allowed fully vaccinated residents of the country not to wear masks in most cases. US President Joe Biden said on Friday that he considers it likely that new restrictions will be imposed in the country in connection with the pandemic.