CDC ‘deeply concerned’ after decline of Covid cases and deaths stalls, as states relax restrictions

Dr Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has revealed she’s “deeply concerned” after the decline Covid-19 cases and deaths stalled amid new variants spreading through the United States.

“I remain deeply concerned about a potential shift in the trajectory of the pandemic,” she said during a White House coronavirus briefing on Monday.

The CDC has closely monitored Covid-19 cases, hospitalisations, and deaths since the start of the pandemic to determine the course of the novel virus. In the last week, data has indicated the decline the country was experiencing over the last two months has stalled.

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