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Dangerous COVID-19 Variant Could Cause Outbreaks in These States

ETNT Health Logo By Alek Korab of ETNT Health | Slide 4 of 6: "Louisiana saw the lowest number of people die from COVID-19 in April and May than any other months since the disease began tearing through the state, but despite the recent lull in severe cases, health experts fear low vaccination rates make the state vulnerable to yet another spike in cases," reports the Advocate. "The state has hit a wall with getting shots into arms, and the number of people being hospitalized for COVID-19 has remained fairly flat — albeit historically low — for the past several weeks, according to state Department of Health figures. Meanwhile, more infectious variants of the virus are spreading in parts of the country and appear to also affect the unvaccinated far more severely than the initial version of the virus that gripped the state last year."

3. Louisiana May See a Rise in Deaths

"Louisiana saw the lowest number of people die from COVID-19 in April and May than any other months since the disease began tearing through the state, but despite the recent lull in severe cases, health experts fear low vaccination rates make the state vulnerable to yet another spike in cases," reports the Advocate. "The state has hit a wall with getting shots into arms, and the number of people being hospitalized for COVID-19 has remained fairly flat — albeit historically low — for the past several weeks, according to state Department of Health figures. Meanwhile, more infectious variants of the virus are spreading in parts of the country and appear to also affect the unvaccinated far more severely than the initial version of the virus that gripped the state last year."

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