Sumary of These 3 states tied to 40% of COVID-19 cases nationwide this week: White House:
- Forty percent of this week’s coronavirus cases came from the states of Florida, Texas and Missouri, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients said.
- Zients also noted that the states with highest case numbers, such as Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana and Nevada have had a higher rates of newly vaccinated residents than the national average.
- “People in these states are feeling the impact of being unvaccinated and are responding with action,” Zients said.
- Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy urged the importance of getting vaccinated, noting that 99.5% of COVID-19 deaths are among the unvaccinated along with 97% of all hospitalizations.