US Accounts for 20% of Global Cases, Number of Children Hospitalised in US at Record High

PUBLISHED ON: August 17, 2021 | Duration: 21 min, 34 sec

  
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The United States reported more than 900,000 COVID-19 cases last week, the country representing 20 per cent of global cases-a sign the pandemic surge caused by the Delta (B1617.2) variant has stalled the progress made by an aggressive vaccine rollout that dampened cases this spring and summer. What's worrying is the number of children hospitalised in the US is now also at a new pandemic high.
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