59% Of Louisiana's New COVID Cases Are Delta Variant

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The Delta variant of COVID is on the rise in Louisiana.

State health officials report that 59% of all new COVID cases are of the Delta variant.

Since early May, the majority of new COVID cases in Louisiana have been among those not fully vaccinated.

“The data are very clear,” said Dr. Joseph Kanter, Louisiana’s State Health Officer. “COVID-19 cases among unvaccinated people in Louisiana are surging. COVID-19 hospitalizations, percent positivity and COVID-19 outbreaks are all on the rise. All people in Louisiana, especially those who are not yet vaccinated, should know they are now at increased risk of exposure to COVID-19 due to the more transmissible Delta variant, and they should consider their personal risk and their family’s risk.”

There's also been 27 deaths attributed to breakthrough cases of COVID among fully vaccinated people.

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