The number of daily new COVID-19 (Chinese Communist Party or CCP Virus) infections has increased by about 50% in the U.S. as a result of the spread of the extremely dangerous Delta variant, with increases even seen in states with strong vaccination rates.

According to a USA Today review of statistics from Johns Hopkins University, the U.S. recorded an average of 19,455 new cases every day over the last seven days, up 47.5 percent from the previous week.

However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pandemic mortality has continued to decline nationwide, falling by roughly 25% to an average of 154 in the most recent seven days, down from 205 the week before.

COVID hospital admissions, on the other hand, have increased.

According to the CDC, the 7-day average for the week ending Sunday, July 11, was 2,507, up from 1,996 the week before.

According to Johns Hopkins, the number of persons hospitalized for CCP Virus has begun to rise again in nine states: Arkansas, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Texas, Wisconsin, and Mississippi, NPR reported.

Infections have increased in 43 states this week compared to the previous week.

Cases have also increased in several areas with high vaccination rates, such as New York, Vermont, and California, where at least 62 percent of adult inhabitants have been fully vaccinated, according to data, NY Post reported.

The expansion in highly vaccinated states is “worrisome,” according to Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.

“Anywhere there are pockets of low vax coverage is at risk!” she wrote on Twitter.

Several states, including Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Missouri, and Oklahoma, have seen a double increase in new infections in the last month.

“It’s an early trend,” Nuzzo says. “Unfortunately looking at what’s happening in individual states, I do worry we will continue to see national numbers increase.”

The alarming figures are the result of extremely contagious variations, like the Delta strain, spreading across the United States.

“The emergence of the delta variant is going to mean for those areas with low rates of vaccination that they’re very much at risk to see significant increases in transmission, with potentially even exponential growth,” Dr. David Rubin, director of PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, told NPR.

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