New COVID cases in US soar 700% week-over-week since July 1, CDC says.
Since July 1, there has been a 700% increase in the average weekly COVID-19 infections in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The information was presented Friday at the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices meeting to discuss booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine for immunosuppressed patients.
“There is no question that we are now seeing an increase in cases,” said Dr. William Moss, professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
The United States was at a low point in new cases at the end of June, averaging about 10,000 a day. Today the average is closer to 125,000 a day, he said.
“That’s when people in this country got really optimistic. The combination of the delta variant, the susceptibility due to relatively low vaccination coverage, a bit of relaxation of our public health measures, all of this came together and we’re seeing this wave, “Moss said.