The daily number of new patients hospitalized in the United States due to complications caused by the coronavirus has grown to record levels since mid-February of this year. This is evidenced by data posted on the website of the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States on Friday.
According to the statistics provided on the CDC website, on July 28, 6,837 people were hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 in the United States as a whole. This is the highest data on this indicator since February 18 of this year, when, after a sharp jump in January, the number of hospitalizations fell to 6,800 per day and continued to gradually decrease in the spring. In June and early July, the average daily number of new hospitalizations in the country was kept at about 2 thousand.
The CDC on Tuesday recommended that Americans fully vaccinated against the new coronavirus вЂњin areas where there is a significant and rapid spread вЂќof the virus" wear masks indoors and in public places.вЂќ In May, the specialists of the centers allowed fully vaccinated residents of the country not to wear masks in most cases.
The head of the CDC, Rochelle Walensky, announcing these recommendations, explained that they are due to the rapid spread of the вЂњdeltaвЂќ variety and the receipt of new data. They indicate that вЂњin rare cases, some vaccinated people who have become infected with the delta variety after vaccination may be contagious and transmit the virus to others,вЂќ Walenski said at the time.
According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 34.9 million cases of coronavirus infection were detected in the United States, more than 612.9 thousand people died. The country ranks first in the world in both indicators.