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Covid-19 Hotspots in the United States following Independence Day Celebrations

California and the entire nation have continued their march towards reaching the levels of pre-pandemic normal over the holiday weekend, as the United States celebrated its Independence Day on the Fourth of July along with huge gatherings, firework shows, and travels.Air travels for last weekend’s holiday travel have exceeded the pre-pandemic levels for the very first time.

The Transportation Security Administration had reported that it divided 2,147,090 people on Thursday, topping on the same day in the year 2019 by a total sum count of 58,330. And nearly 2.2 million passengers have passed through the checkpoints on Friday, which is the highest number since the start of the pandemic.But the delta variant of the coronavirus still continues to spread across the nation, causing a state of concern, predominantly among the unvaccinated people.

The highly transmittable variant was first identified in India and is currently surging all across the world. It further leads to new guidelines and restrictions and accounts for almost 25% of the newly discovered Covid-19 cases in the United States.In California, the delta variant just became the most dominant strain, moving slowly past the alpha variant, originating in the UK for the first time in June 2021.

Arkansas is at the top of the list, with 17.1 daily new cases. It has a positive test rate of 7.5%, and an infection rate of 1.24. 42% of the people have received at least one vaccine shot.Missouri has the second-highest case rate of 15.6, with a positive test rate of 9.2%, and an infection rate of 1.1. 45% of the population is vaccinated with one dose.Nevada is the third-highest case rate with 14.6 daily new cases per 100,000 people.

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