THE HILL – Cases of COVID-19 are declining across the country, with 90 percent of states seeing numbers either sustained or going down over the past week.
However, the remaining 10 percent, or five states, have seen an increase in COVID-19.
Montana, Colorado, Minnesota, Michigan and Pennsylvania are still surging hotspot spots even while the rate of infection is dropping nationally, CNN reported, citing the data from Johns Hopkins University.
Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Biden and director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said:
“That’s the good news. And hopefully, it’s going to continue to go in that trajectory downward.
“We have to just be careful that we don’t prematurely declare victory in many respects. We still have around 68 million people who are eligible to be vaccinated that have not yet gotten vaccinated.
“If you look at the history of the surges and the diminutions in the cases over a period of time, they can bounce back.”
In some of these states, patients are overwhelming emergency rooms.
In Michigan, Rob Davidson of Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial told CNN that during his shift he had “six, seven people sitting in the emergency department, waiting for beds at other hospitals that didn’t exist.” …