US COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, deaths continue to climb

Published August 24, 2021, 9:03 AM

by Xinhua

WASHINGTON, United States — US COVID-19 new cases, hospitalizations, deaths continue to climb due to the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed.

Pedestrians walk in the rain caused by tropical storm Henri, in Times Square in New York, the United States, on Aug. 22, 2021. (Xinhua)

The current 7-day moving average of daily new cases (133,056) increased 14.0 percent compared with the previous 7-day moving average (116,740), according to the latest CDC weekly report.

As to the new hospital admissions, the current 7-day average for Aug. 11-Aug. 17 was 11,521, a 14.2 percent increase from the prior 7-day average (10,088) from Aug. 4- Aug. 10, said the report.

New admissions of patients with confirmed COVID-19 are currently at their highest levels since the start of the pandemic in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oregon, and Washington.

The current 7-day moving average of new deaths (641) has increased 10.8 percent compared with the previous 7-day moving average (578).

Nationally, the combined proportion of cases attributed to Delta is estimated to increase to 98.8 percent, said the report.

The total COVID-19 infections in the US are over 37.8 million with more than 629,000 deaths, according to a tally updated Monday afternoon by the Johns Hopkins University.

As of Sunday, 51.5 percent of the total US population had been fully vaccinated, showed the CDC data.

 
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