Since the start of the pandemic, the United States has reached 40 million total cases of COVID-19 and over 651,000 deaths.
Vaccination rates have slowly increased since July, but some states and areas remain well below the 70% fully vaccinated goal.
This is the fourth wave of COVID-19 and the Delta Variant is the culprit.
The hardest hit hospitals are seeing an average of 100,000 patients per day.
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