US Lambda COVID Variant Has Been Detected in These U.S. States
Lambda COVID Variant Detected in Texas Hospital
A patient at Houston Methodist Hospital was confirmed to be infected with the Lambda variant, which is rapidly spreading in South America.A patient at Houston Methodist Hospital was confirmed to be infected with the Lambda variant, which first emerged in Peru in 2020, KHOU11 reported.
The Lambda COVID variant has spread across the U.S. with hundreds of cases being recorded by doctors this month.
C.37, also known as the Lambda variant, was first detected in Peru in December 2020 and it has since spread to dozens of countries, including the U.S.
While it has quickly spread across South America since it was first detected, it's unclear whether it poses more of a threat than other variants, including.
Delta variant spreads globally as Covid cases soar
With low global vaccination rates, the variant's spread is threatening to overwhelm health systems.It is expected to become the dominant variant globally in the coming months, with the WHO predicting that there could be more than 200 million confirmed cases within a matter of weeks.
It's also not yet known if the variant is more resistant to the existing COVID vaccines, with virologists continuing to monitor developments.
The Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas said one of its patients had been infected with the Lambda variant on Monday, KHOU11 reported.
According to a tracker by GISAID seen by Newsweek, more than 700 cases of the Lambda variant have been reported across the contiguous U.S.
Altogether, 42 states have recorded at least one case of the Lambda variant, with California, Florida and New York registering most at 145, 126 and 70, respectively.
The full list of states with Lambda cases, recorded on July 14 by GISAID, is as follows: Arizona (21), Alabama (26), Arkansas (7), California (145) Colorado (10) Connecticut (21) Delaware (1), D.C. (2), Florida (126), Georgia (22), Illinois (2), Indiana (4).
New York Mayor Touts Vaccine Effort Success as Delta Variant Cases Rise
New York City's COVID-19 positivity rate is at 1.3 percent after weeks of all-time lows. The seven-day average number of daily confirmed cases has increased to 288. De Blasio said the city still has more work to do to ensure New Yorkers get vaccinated. "We know the challenge," the mayor said during the media availability. "We understand the challenge of the Delta variant. We understand that challenge is particularly clear and sharp for unvaccinated people—that's where the problem is.
Kansas (2), Kentucky (1), Louisiana (2), Maine (1), Maryland (29), Michigan (18), Minnesota (15), Mississippi (1), Missouri (2), Montana (5), Nebraska (3), Nevada (1), New Jersey (38), New Mexico (2), New York (70), North Carolina (7), Ohio (16), Oklahoma (2), Oregon (3), Pennsylvania (15).
Rhode Island (1), South Carolina (5), Tennessee (16), Texas (22), Utah (13), Vermont (1), Virginia (9), Washington (33), West Virginia (7) Wisconsin (3).
The spike in cases across the U.S. comes as Presidentand many lawmakers from across the political spectrum are continuing to urge Americans to take up their vaccine offers as they seek to prevent further hospitalizations and deaths.
Cautious Plans to Vaccinate Children
During atown hall in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Wednesday, the president cautiously outlined a timeline for when he believes
President Biden had earlier set a benchmark of vaccinating 70 percent of the U.S. adult population by July 4, which was missed.
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Manyare also publicly calling on Americans to get vaccinated, which is causing them to clash with some of their colleagues.
not to listen to "demonstrably bad advice," putting him at odds with several other members of his party.
Republicans, like Rep.(R-GA), have hit out at President Biden for planning to go door-to-door in order to encourage Americans to get jabbed.
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