Covid cases are rising in 21 states as health officials warn against reopening too quickly – CNBC

Reuters”The issue is that throughout the country, there are a variety of state, city, areas that are drawing back on a few of the mitigation approaches that weve been speaking about: the withdrawal of mask mandates, the pulling back to basically non-public health measures being implemented,” Fauci said at the briefing.”So it is not surprising but regrettable to me that you are seeing boosts in number of cases daily in areas– cities, regions, or states– although vaccines are being distributed at a pretty good clip of 2 to 3 million per day,” Fauci added. “That might be conquered if particular locations draw back prematurely on the mitigation and public health measures that we all talk about.”Infections are rising in the following states: Alabama; Connecticut; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Missouri; Montana; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; North Dakota; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; Virginia; Washington; and West Virginia.The extremely contagious version initially determined in the U.K. most likely represent approximately 30% of Covid infections in the U.S. Health authorities say the variation might end up being dominant by the end of this month or in early April.The variation is seen as the cause of Europes 3rd coronavirus wave. Several countries including France and Italy have actually enforced new lockdown procedures to alleviate virus spread as cases surge.