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CDC director says Delta variant is responsible for 83% of all new sequenced COVID-19 cases

3 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement The highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus now accounts for an estimated 83% of all new sequenced COVID-19 cases in the United States, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.
CDC director Rochelle Walensky gave the updated statistic as she testified during a Senate hearing on the coronavirus pandemic and the federal government's response.
The CDC has "released estimates of variants across the country and predicted the Delta variant now represents 83% of sequenced cases," Walensky testified, adding, "This is a dramatic...
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The State Department warns Americans not to fly to UK because of its COVID-19 outbreak

The State Department warns Americans not to fly to UK because of its COVID-19 outbreak

3 days ago   |   By Business Insider

The US State Department has urged Americans to not travel to the United Kingdom due to COVID-19.
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The US State Department has told Americans not to travel to the UK due to a surge in COVID-19 cases there.
"Do not travel to the United Kingdom due to COVID-19," the agency wrote in an updated advisory.
COVID-19 cases in the UK continue to rise, with nearly 40,000 new infections reported on Monday.
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