Sumary of Delta variant now accounts for 83 percent of new Covid cases:
- The delta variant now accounts for more than 83 percent of new Covid-19 cases, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Tuesday.
- Full coverage of the Covid-19 pandemicAs of July 17, the latest date for which data was available, the delta variant accounted for 83.2 percent of new Covid-19 cases that had been genetically sequenced in the country.
- The CDC is expected to publish these latest statistics online Tuesday afternoon.
- As of Tuesday, less than half of the country’s population — 48.6 percent — was fully vaccinated.