COVID-19 is on the rise across the country primarily owing to the delta variant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week. The symptoms of the Delta variant may differ from what we expect, according to health professionals.
Are COVID-19 cases rising?
According to the CDC, community transmission of COVID-19 is on the rise in 35 percent of US counties.
“COVID-19 cases are on the rise in nearly 90% of U.S. jurisdictions, and we are seeing outbreaks in parts of the country that have a low vaccination coverage.” “An increase in the number of cases will put more strain on health care resources and could lead to more hospitalizations and deaths,” – the CDC stated.
Though fully vaccinated persons may be safe, the increased number of cases places a burden on hospitals and health care facilities, which might have serious effects for everyone.
Do the symptoms of the delta variant differ from those of COVID?
The health experts have linked the rise in COVID-19 cases with the Delta variant. A volunteer teacher for the University of Oklahoma and a physician, Dr. George Monks, wrote on Twitter that the symptoms of the delta form may differ from those of COVID-19, which is causing enough for more people to get tested for the virus.
He told, that you might not experience the loss of smell and taste. It could create a cough, fever, body aches, shortness of breath, congestion, and more. Dr. George further said that people should get tested for COVID-19 if they have symptoms similar to COVID-19.
Oklahoma State Medical Association president, Dr. Mary Clarke, said that people should take the Delta variant seriously. – KOIN-TV told.
“This delta variant is more deadly than the original.”
What you should do if you are anxious about COVID-19?
COVID-19 is now “a preventable disease” and people need to get vaccinated against COVID-19. According to the source, Deseret, the CDC said,
“When you are fully vaccinated, you are protected against severe illness, hospitalization, and death.”