Coronavirus Vaccinations Rising In Hard-Hit States Like Florida And Nevada

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  • Date: 07/23/2021
  • Source: Forbes
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Coronavirus Vaccinations Rising In Hard-Hit States Like Florida And Nevada

Share to Linkedin White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeff Zients said Thursday that the rate of new vaccinations in states with the highest new Covid-19 case rates has outpaced the national average over the past week, as some cities reinstate mask recommendations. Zients said in the past week, five states with the highest case rates, Florida, Nevada, Louisiana, Arkansas and Missouri, have had a higher rate of new people getting vaccinated than the national average. He said this is the second week in a row they are seeing this trend of new vaccinations outpacing the national average in states hit hard by the Delta variant of the coronavirus. The White House also announced Thursday it will be sending $100 million to nearly 2, 000 rural health clinics to fund vaccination outreach and education in communities with low vaccination rates. The Delta variant now accounts for 83% of cases nationwide, leading Los Angeles to recently reinstate a mask mandate and Clark County, where Las Vegas is located, to recommend wearing masks indoors. Amid the spread of the variant, the White House is continuing its push to get people vaccinated. At its press conference Thursday it noted that unvaccinated people accounted for…