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Nearly All US States Saw an Increase in COVID-19 Cases Last Week

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46 of 50 US states saw an increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases last week, sounding the alarm bell to health and government officials. After weeks of steady progress, the overall case numbers almost doubled in one week across the country. Here is the latest on the virus and the efforts to contain it.

Where Cases are Surging: It comes as no surprise to health experts that the states that are seeing the biggest increase in confirmed cases are also the states that have the lowest vaccination rates. According to data from John Hopkins University and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the states that have fully vaccinated over half of their residents saw an average case rate that is approximately one-third of the states that have vaccinated less than half of their residents.

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