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U.S. Covid Cases Reach Six-Month High Even as Vaccinations Rise

  • Delta variant pushes weekly cases to most since February
  • U.K. reports rise in hospitalizations among fully vaccinated
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New Covid-19 cases in the U.S. have rebounded to more than 100,000 a day on average, returning to the levels of the winter surge six months ago.

Weekly cases on Friday passed 750,000, the most since early February, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg. Almost 135,000 weekly cases were reported in Florida on Friday, a record for a state that makes up about one in five U.S. cases. Louisiana said 1% of its entire population had been infected in the last two weeks as the delta variant spreads, particularly among the unvaccinated.