CDC update on variants and case load over 35,000 a day

July 23, 2021

The CDC reported 46,318 new cases of COVID-19 on July 22, according to Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, Director of the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  She reported that the seven-day average is at about 37,700 cases per day, and this represents an increase of 53 percent from the prior seven-day average. 

The seven-day average of hospital admissions is about 35,000 per day — an increase of about 32 percent from the previous seven-day period.  And the seven-day average of daily deaths has also increased to 237 per day — and increase of about 19 percent from the previous seven-day period.  Dr. Walensky said we need to come together against a common enemy — SARS-CoV-2 and the Delta variant.  "The Delta variant is spreading with incredible efficiency and now represents more than 83 percent of the virus circulating in the United States.  Compared to the virus we had circulating initially in the United States at the start of the pandemic, the Delta variant is more aggressive and much more transmissible than previously circulating strains.  It is one of the most infectious respiratory viruses we know of and that I have seen in my 20-year career." 

White House release

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