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The Latest U.S. Surge in COVID-19

Published on: August 06, 2021. Updated on: August 09, 2021.

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The Delta variant is driving COVID-19 cases across the country, prompting another vaccination push. While the United States has reached the goal of 70% of adults at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19, the country continues to grapple with the pandemic. The recent surge and new research on the contagious variant have led to the reintroduction of masking and spurred the introduction of vaccine requirements.

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Rise in new cases: “U.S. Coronavirus CASES: Tracking Deaths, Confirmed Cases by State.” The Washington Post, WP Company, 26 June 2020.

Florida: Timothy Bella, Meryl Kornfield. “Florida Breaks Record for NEW Coronavirus Cases as Surge of Infections Rips through State.” The Washington Post, WP Company, 2 Aug. 2021.

The Delta Variant: “CDC COVID Data Tracker.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.