COVID cases up more than 300% from 2020 Labor Day

Due to the new delta variant and a number of people refusing to vaccinate, COVID-19 case numbers have increased 316% since Labor Day of last year— with hospitalizations increasing by 157%.

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World News

September 8, 2021 - 10:49 AM

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Daily coronavirus cases are four times higher than they were following Labor Day weekend of last year with the number of daily deaths twice as high as they were this time in 2020, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Since the global health crisis emerged in late 2019, the United States has recorded more than 40 million COVID-19 cases, including just 4 million in the last month alone.

Health officials noted the biggest difference between this year and last is the delta variant. They blamed the 316% increase over last year’s daily infections on the highly contagious COVID-19 mutation as well as a large number of Americans refusing to become vaccinated against the fast-spreading disease.

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