Washington, Agency, The United States is currently witnessing an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. The spurt in cases is reported to be due to the fast-spreading delta variant, which has hit hard at the country’s already shaky healthcare system. There is no shortage of vaccines in the country, but people’s avoidance of taking doses is also showing the direction of the corona epidemic. The Covid-19 surge seen in many parts of the country is as bad as last November, according to data compiled by the US Department of Health and Human Services agency.

Patients with confirmed or suspected cases of Kovid-19 are taking more ICU beds in 15 states than a year ago. The situation is worse in Colorado, Minnesota and Michigan. The hospitalization (under intensive care) rates of people here are 41 percent, 37 percent and 34 percent, respectively.

Michigan, however, has not issued any new restrictions on public gatherings. Instead, more citizens are encouraged to wear masks and get vaccinated. At the same time, in view of such a situation, the question arises whether the lockdown will return in the country?

Responding to COVID-19 on behalf of the White House, Jeff Gents said on Monday that the United States is not moving towards a lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19. Talking to reporters, he said, ‘We are not moving in that direction. We have many ways to get out of this fast growing epidemic.

Rochelle Valensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said at the briefing that the current seven-day average of COVID-19 cases in the US is up 18%, or 92,800 cases per day. About 47 million eligible U.S. adults and more than 12 million teens are still not fully vaccinated, Valensky said. According to CSSE, with 4 crore 78 lakh 86 thousand 798 cases and 7 lakh 72 thousand 414 deaths, America remains the most affected country in the world.

Edited By: Nitin Arora