If You Live Here, You’re in Danger, COVID Expert Says

It may seem like the coronavirus is over in some parts of the country but it’s not over—period. In states close to yours, the Delta variant is killing or hospitalizing people in record numbers, resulting in high seven-day or daily averages that worry experts, according to NBC News . Which states have been hit the worst in recent days? Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure Signs You’ve Already Had COVID . Capitol building in Frankfort, Kentucky Set new high for seven-day case average

"Hospitals in the commonwealth are filled up at rates not seen at any other point during the pandemic," reports WKU . "Several hospitals in Kentucky are reaching critical care levels." "This week we are being hit by a COVID surge like never before since the onset of the pandemic. We are setting records in terms of our volumes of patients being seen in our emergency room and in our urgent treatment centers," said Dr. Steve Toadvine, the chief executive officer at Harrison Memorial Hospital in Cynthiana. Anchorage Alaska skyline in winter at dusk with the Chugach mountains behind. Set new high for seven-day case average

"In January, Alaska had the highest per capita coronavirus vaccination rate in the nation. Now, hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, and the state’s largest hospital is rationing care," reports ABC News . "Vaccine hesitancy and the delta variant have pushed the state’s fragile and limited hospital system to the breaking point. Providence Alaska Medical Center, the state’s largest hospital, released a letter to the public Tuesday saying that more than 30% of its patients have COVID-19 and the hospital is rationing treatment." Set new high for seven-day case average

"University of Vermont officials say the highly contagious Delta variant is likely driving Covid-19 case growth at a rate surpassing last year’s," reports VTDigger . "The university has so far recorded 83 Covid cases during the first month of on-campus activity among a largely vaccinated student population, according to data published by the school . That’s compared to 102 student cases for the entire Fall 2020 semester before vaccines were available, according to university spokesperson Enrique Corredera."

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