CDC director warns of attainable spike in covid as US circumstances rise 7%
People enjoy themselves on the beach on March 4, 2021 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. College students have begun arriving in the South Florida area for the annual spring break ritual.
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The US could soar again in Covid-19 cases if pandemic safety measures are not followed, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned on Friday.
The nation is seeing a 7-day average of about 57,000 new Covid-19 cases per day, a 7% increase from last week, said CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky during a White House press conference on the pandemic. New hospital stays have increased “slightly” with around 4,700 admissions per day, she said.
“I am still deeply concerned about this development,” said Waleknsky. “We have seen cases and hospital admissions that have gone from historical declines to stagnations and increases. We know from previous waves that the epidemic curve has real potential to rise again if we don’t control things now.”
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