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A slow and steady uptick in box office receipts could be threatened by the new delta coronavirus variant.A slow and steady uptick in box office receipts could be threatened by the new delta coronavirus variant.

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Local officials in several states, such as Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi and Nevada,  are reporting an increase in cases of COVID-19 ahead of July 4 weekend.Local officials in several states, such as Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi and Nevada,  are reporting an increase in cases of COVID-19 ahead of July 4 weekend.

Officials across the US warn of COVID-19 outbreaks as states report up to 200% increases in cases | Daily Mail Online

Americans enjoying newfound liberty are expected to travel and gather over the Fourth of July weekend in numbers not seen since pre-pandemic days.Americans enjoying newfound liberty are expected to travel and gather over the Fourth of July weekend in numbers not seen since pre-pandemic days.

Fourth of July travel uptick raises COVID concerns

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Five charts, from Covid-19 cases and deaths to vaccinations and vaccination rates across the United States, that tell the story of the current state of the pandemic.Life is starting to feel normal, but Covid-19 is still with us.

The current state of Covid-19 in the United States, in 5 charts

COVID-19 hotspots are emerging across the country, fueled by the highly transmissible delta variant and lagging vaccination rates, in California, Nevada, Missouri and Arkansas. To combat summer spikes, the White House announced Thursday it will send out "surge response teams" to aid in nationwide vaccination efforts. About 1,000 counties in the U.S. have vaccination coverage of less than 30%, and they're concentrated primarily in the Southeast and Midwest, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said Thursday.COVID-19 hotspots are emerging across the country, fueled by the highly transmissible delta variant and lagging vaccination rates, in California, Nevada, Missouri and Arkansas. To combat summer spikes, the White House announced Thursday it will send out "surge response teams" to aid in nationwide vaccination efforts. About 1,000 counties in the U.S. have vaccination coverage of less than 30%, and they're concentrated primarily in the Southeast and Midwest, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said Thursday.

Here are the summer hotspots in the US where COVID-19 is resurging

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Lee Norman, secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, said  “This Lee Norman, secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, said  “This

Kansas sees another surge in COVID cases from delta variant

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called on the public to get vaccinated due to a resurgence in coronavirus infections amid the spread of the Delta variant, first confirmed in India.The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called on the public to get vaccinated due to a resurgence in coronavirus infections amid the spread of the Delta variant, first confirmed in India.

CDC calls for vaccination amid spread of variant | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

The delta variant of the COVID-19 virus continues to spread into both Missouri and Kansas, and Kansas City metro county health officials are warning it will soon be the dominant strain nationwide.The delta variant of the COVID-19 virus continues to spread into both Missouri and Kansas, and Kansas City metro county health officials are warning it will soon be the dominant strain nationwide.

'It’s definitely concerning': COVID-19 delta variant worries Kansas City-area health leaders

Another 549 COVID-19 infections were reported in Los Angeles County Friday, the largest number since April and the second straight day the figure has topped...Another 549 COVID-19 infections were reported in Los Angeles County Friday, the largest number since April and the second straight day the figure has topped 500, prompting more calls for residents to get vaccinated and exercise caution over the Fourth of July weekend.

COVID-19 Cases Tops 500, Prompts Warning to Exercise Caution on Holiday Weekend – NBC Los Angeles

While the White House acknowledges it won't meet its goal of vaccinating 70% of Americans by the Fourth of July, federal health officials say fireworks and parties can still go forward this year.While the White House acknowledges it won’t meet its goal of vaccinating 70% of Americans by the Fourth of July, federal health officials say fireworks and parties can still go forward this y…

CDC eyes delta variant threat while greenlighting July Fourth gatherings | WGN-TV

Los Angeles County is nevertheless aping the WHO by recommending universal masking "to be extra safe."Los Angeles County is nevertheless aping the WHO by recommending universal masking "to be extra safe."

The CDC Rightly Contradicts the WHO’s Absurdly Cautious Mask Advice for Vaccinated People – Reason.com

The state is requesting the help of new federal "surge response teams," hoping to combat the spread of the Delta variant and boost vaccination rates.The state is requesting the help of new federal "surge response teams," hoping to combat the spread of the Delta variant and boost vaccination rates.

Missouri requests federal aid as Delta variant, vaccine struggles grow

Right now, Missouri is the national hotspot for the Delta variant, and Kansas is bracing for that to spill over the state line.KANSAS CITY, Mo. — According to health officials, the Delta variant is more contagious and more deadly than other COVID-19 variants. Right now, Missouri is the national hotspot for the Delta …

Delta variant has Kansas City area experts worried about Fourth of July

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) The Biden administration plans to deploy surge response teams to hot spots across the country where the Delta variant presents the most risk to unvaccinated Americans. The state's vaccine dashboard shows just over 39% of Missourians are fully vaccinated, and 44.5% have initiated vaccination. As cases continue to rise in Missouri, the

White House to deploy surge response teams to Delta variant hot spots, including Missouri - ABC17NEWS

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky has emphasized nearly every Covid-19 death is now preventable. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky has emphasized nearly every Covid-19 death is now preventable.

99.5% Of People Killed By Covid In Last 6 Months Were Unvaccinated, Data Suggests

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Missouri is a hot spot for the delta variant, which is easy to catch and transmit, and health officials are urging the state to redouble its efforts to give Missourians the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. George Turabelidze, Missouri state epidemiologist, said people should assess their risks and whether they should wear masks.Missouri is a hot spot for the delta variant, which is easy to catch and transmit, and health officials are urging the state to redouble its efforts to give Missourians the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. George Turabelidze, Missouri state epidemiologist, said people should assess their risks and whether they should wear masks.

Missouri State Epidemiologist: Vaccines Alone May Not Stop Delta Variant | St. Louis Public Radio

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is spreading in Missouri, and the number of cases are expected to continue to climb in July.The Delta variant of COVID-19 is spreading in Missouri, and the number of cases are expected to continue to climb in July.

Delta variant spread means Missouri COVID cases may ‘double or triple’ in July • Missouri Independent

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Missouri Governor Mike Parson wants help from federal "surge response teams" to deal with the climbing COVID cases, according to the Post-Dispatch.Missouri Governor Mike Parson wants help from federal “surge response teams” to deal with the climbing COVID cases, according to the Post-Dispatch.

Gov. Parson asks for help from feds as COVID cases climb in Missouri | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV | News, Weather, Sports

The Biden administration announced new ‘surge response teams’ Thursday with the goal of increasing vaccination rates.The Biden administration announced new ‘surge response teams’ Thursday with the goal of increasing vaccination rates.

Missouri asks feds for help from ‘surge response teams’ as virus cases climb | Politics | stltoday.com

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday launched public-service announcements Wednesday about COVID-19, reflecting officialTOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday launched public-service announcements Wednesday about COVID-19, reflecting official

🎥 Kansas starts COVID campaign amid fears about delta variant