Almost all of the new cases are variants other than the original, and the predominant variant is now the Delta.
Thankfully, the smarter people (~ 54.6%) have been vaccinated at least once and almost half of the population (~48.8%) are fully vaccinated, receiving both doses. Thus, although there is less antibody production to this newer variant, they are mostly protected from a serious illness from the virus due to other components of the immune system, unless they have other health issues, which interfere with them having an active immune system.
The vaccination data is even better for the older & wiser folks (age 65 and older) as about 89.2 %
have had at least one dose and 79.6 % are fully vaccinated with 2 doses.
Despite this scenario of most people being vaccinated, this current past week there was a significant increase in the hospitalizations due to Covid-19. Indeed the 7 day moving average increased 32.2% from 2,663 to 3,521. Obviously, these are people who are not vaccinated. So, not only did it increase for the nation, but the increase was focused on the unvaccinated. Thus, it essentially went up over 60% on them.
The number of deaths also increased for this period from 6 to 9. But, one should realize, that these deaths were mostly due to previous hospitalizations during previous weeks. Thus, the deaths due to the illness of the most recent hospitalizations for the most part have not yet occurred. Unfortunately, those deaths are likely to occur in the following weeks. As I've stated before, there are lag periods between infection and hospitalization and between hospitalization and death and between death and reporting of death. While they are related, there is a delay in the full process. Again, obviously, this increase was also among the unvaccinated.
Hopefully, the unvaccinated are smart enough to understand the relationship, and finally get vaccinated before it's too late.
Their life indeed may depend upon it. The families of the dead now wish that their family member
had ignored the political b.s. and simply got vaccinated.