Sumary of Where and Why COVID-19 Cases Are Surging in the United States:
- Share on PinterestExperts say low vaccination rates and a lack of mask wearing have fueled the latest surge in COVID-19 cases.
- Mood Board/Getty ImagesResearchers say COVID-19 cases are surging in places like Arkansas and Los Angeles County due to low vaccination rates.
- Most of the increase in cases is associated with the delta variant.
- Experts say more people need to be vaccinated, and mask mandates need to be reinstated to reduce cases again.
- Boozman College of Public Health projects an average of 1,039 new cases per day in the state over the next week.
- They also predict an average of 169 new cases per day in children under the age of 17.The researchers warn that those numbers may already be out of date because the coronavirus is moving so rapidly in this region of the country.
- Arkansas has one of the highest rates of new COVID-19 cases per capita, but it has plenty of company amid this latest nationwide surge.
- In overall numbers, the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that Florida had the most new cases the past week.