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Data supports that the spread of the Delta Variant may have peaked as reported cases begin to plateau

The number of new daily reported COVID-19 cases has risen less in the last week than any week since June. So, has it peaked and will cases start dropping?

Dr. Susan Casey Bleasdale, the chief quality officer at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System says it’s a good sign that it’s slowing down and starting to plateau instead of continuing to go up.


Other countries that have dealt with this have seen a two month trend of cases rising before dropping.

In India there were 81,000 new cases reported April 1, 380,000 at its peak in May, and currently is at 48,000.

Bleasdale thinks it could be related to the CDC implementing more precautions, or just the trend in how the variant works.



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