/COVID-19 live updates: This is not your grandfathers COVID, pediatrician warns – ABC News

COVID-19 live updates: This is not your grandfathers COVID, pediatrician warns – ABC News


Across the U.S., 72.48% of counties are reporting high community transmission and 16.55% are reporting substantial community transmission, according to federal data. Less than 5% of counties are reporting low transmission.

Louisiana has the nation’s highest case rate, followed by Florida, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Oklahoma, Missouri, Georgia and Tennessee, according to federal data.

Nationally, the average number of new COVID-19 hospital admissions has surged to nearly 8,500 per day, up 306% in the last month, according to federal data.

In Mississippi, hospital admissions are up 375% in the last month, with only 35% of the state’s total population fully vaccinated, according to federal data.

Hospital admissions in Arkansas jumped 158% in the last month.

-ABC News’ Arielle Mitropoulos

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