The United States of America is facing an increase in new coronavirus infections thanks to a combination of the more contagious Delta strain of the SARS-CoV-2 and low inoculation rates in many US states. Among the many US states reporting steady growth in new coronavirus infections is Missouri, which has one of the lowest inoculation rates in the country.
Nearly forty-five percent of all Missourian people have got at least one dose of COVID-19 jab into their arms, far behind the countrywide average of at least 55 percent. The circumstances are far worse in the rural areas of the state, where less than twenty-five percent of residents have been vaccinated.
Missouri has one of the lowest vax rates in the country, and is experiencing a nearly 70% ⬆️ in coronavirus cases in the past week.
Vermont has the highest vax rate in the country and is reporting the fewest new coronavirus cases in the country.
It’s not a coincidence.
— Nicole Saphier, MD (@NBSaphierMD) July 13, 2021
St. Louis County officials say the new COVID-19 cases rate has been soared sixty-three percent in the past fourteen days.
The declining situation in Missouri state provoked the Joe Biden administration to situate a ‘surge response team’ having experts from the US health agencies, including US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to assist local authorities with testing and immunization efforts. The new COVID-19 infections surge has been inculpated on a general distrust of coronavirus vaccines along with increasing political opposition in several states.
Missouri Saw 150% Rise In COVID-19 Cases
In the southeastern US state of Tennessee, the director of the state administration’s vaccine-preventable diseases and vaccination programs, Dr. Michelle Fiscus, said that she was fired this week due to a backlash from conservative legislators over her efforts to encourage teenagers and young Tennesseans about the coronavirus jabs.
Furthermore, Missouri state is ranked 2nd among those where coronavirus spread the fastest, according to the John Hopkins data. According to the Missouri Health and Senior Services Department, the state saw an average of eight-hundred and thirty-three PCR-confirmed cases over the past week and about 360 possible antigen cases daily. During the same week, Greene County reported around eight hundred with a possible 338 coronavirus cases.
Moreover, according to MDHSS, looking over the COVID-cases per 0.1 million people, Greene County positions seventh in cases for Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing and ninth for antigen-testing among the 117 counties.
MDHSS stated that there’d been 51488 vaccine shots administered in Missouri. However, Greene administered 3391 of those doses. With 34.2 percent of the population to be fully protected.
In Missouri, the 7-day average of new COVID-cases is around fourteen hundred positive cases daily, up over 150 percent from a month before. While in Arkansas, that toll is up 287 percent.