COVID-19 Delta Variant Found In Harris County

The Harris County Public Health Department has said that 14 people in Harris County contracted the COVID-19 Delta variant between April and June. All 14 people, between the ages of 20 and 60, were unvaccinated, health experts say.

According to officials, although 14 infections have been confirmed through additional testing, this number may not reflect the entire number of illnesses in the Houston area. Since it was first discovered in India, the Delta variant has been reported in more than 80 nations.

Experts say this variant spreads more quickly due to changes that improve its ability to hook onto cells in our bodies. The Delta variant has been connected to approximately 25% of new COVID-19 cases in the United States, according to the CDC, which is up 6% from early June this year.

According to Xinhua news agency, about 46.4 percent of the U.S. population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and 54.2 percent has had at least one shot as of Tuesday. The White House has acknowledged that the U.S. would not be able to meet US President Joe Biden’s aim of 70% of adult Americans receiving at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot by July 4th.

Judge Lina Hidalgo of Harris County revealed on Twitter that 50% of Harris County people are fully vaccinated and 60% have had at least one injection.

According to city/county data, 4,086,654 Covid-19 vaccinations have been given out in Harris County, with 1,955,198 people fully vaccinated  During the pandemic, one out of every eight Harris County tenants received an eviction notice, according to the Kinder Institute’s “The 2021 State of Housing in Harris County” report.

While Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Rochelle Walensky said that the nationwide eviction moratorium would be extended until July 31, she also warned that this might be a “ticking time bomb.”