More contagious delta variant now makes up 83% of new COVID-19 U.S. cases

The CDC reports the delta variant of the coronavirus is surging in the U.S. and now accounts for about 83% of new COVID-19 cases. Director of the CDC, Dr. Rochelle Walensky shared the data during a Senate hearing Tuesday. “The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 variants is to prevent the spread of disease, and vaccination is the most powerful tool we have,” Walensky said.

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