The average number of COVID-19 virus infections has increased by 18 percent according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky on Monday.
The Latest Seven-Day Average Cases of Covid-19 in the U.S.
During the White House briefing, the Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Rochelle Walensky said about the latest at the seven-day average of cases is 92,800 per day, an 18 percent surge from last week and the hospitalization rates have increased 6 percent with a daily average of 5,600.
“Heading into the winter months, when respiratory viruses are more likely to spread, and with plans for increased holiday season travel and gatherings, boosting people’s overall protection against covid-19 disease and death was important to do now,” Walensky added her statement.
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci together with Walensky are the leading nation’s infection disease experts said that the increase was seen among the unvaccinated people. This is significantly observed from cases in parts of the U.S. that have low vaccination coverage because unvaccinated people are at risk compared to the communities that are fully vaccinated.
Director Walensky said. “Even in our updated data, unvaccinated people are at 14 times greater risk of dying from covid-19 than people who are vaccinated.” she added her statement “Most tragic are the vaccine-preventable deaths we are still seeing from this disease,” Around 47 million eligible American adults and 12 million eligible teens are still not vaccinated in the country.
Good News for fully Vaccinated People
For those people that are fully vaccinated are safer for the Covid-19 infection that also includes the hospitalization, death, and even protected against the new Delta variants that is now circulating the country. For Doctor Fauci, the top priority is still vaccinating people to fight against the rapid growth of new cases as the Holiday season is fast approaching . “If people are vaccinated, then they should feel good and safe about enjoying in their own homes or the homes of relatives a typical type of a Thanksgiving meal,”