White House: 20% Of New COVID Cases Are In Florida

The Hill reports:

Nearly 20 percent of the nation’s new coronavirus infections are now happening in Florida alone, according to a White House official. Cases are rising across the nation as a whole as the more transmissible delta variant spreads but are concentrated in areas with low vaccination rates.

“Just four states accounted for more than 40 percent of all cases in the past week, with 1 in 5 of all cases occurring in Florida alone,” White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients told reporters during a briefing Friday.

“We will likely … continue to experience an increase in COVID cases in the weeks ahead, with these cases concentrated in communities with lower vaccination rates,” Zients said

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