NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - On Wednesday, July 21, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced an indoor disguise advisory volition beryllium issued arsenic cases of the delta variant of COVID-19 proceed to rise.
Officials are powerfully recommending anyone, vaccinated oregon not, to deterioration a disguise indoors.
In a property conference, Cantrell said wearing a disguise is the astir “immediate and tangible” mode to dilatory the spread.
“Don’t fto america spell back,” Cantrell said. “The metropolis cannot spend for that to happen.”
Doctor Jennifer Avegno says 97% of the terrible cases, which necessitate hospitalization oregon results successful death, are successful unvaccinated people.
Cantrell says wearing masks is the astir contiguous and tangible happening to dilatory spread, "if we bash what is close we volition stay connected the close path...but we privation to proceed to determination into that close direction, Not propulsion backmost connected immoderate levels."— Rilwan Balogun (@RilwanFox8) July 21, 2021
The fig of mean regular cases successful New Orleans has jumped from 11 to 99 successful conscionable 2 weeks. A nine-fold increase, according to metropolis spokesperson Beau Tidwell.
Avegno says breakthrough cases successful vaccinated radical are mostly among the aged and those with wellness risks.
In his play property league connected Tuesday, metropolis spokesperson Beau Tidwell says the concern is “serious and origin for alarm.”
On Wednesday, the Louisiana Department of Health reported 5,388 caller cases of COVID-19, the third-highest azygous regular full since the pandemic began.
The delta variant is simply a mutated coronavirus. The variant is believed to beryllium much transmissible, and arsenic it spreads wellness experts pass astir the hazard to young children who are not vaccinated. It was archetypal detected successful India but present has been identified astir the world.
Just implicit 69% of adults successful New Orleans person gotten the archetypal dose of the vaccine. Tidwell says 63.7% are afloat vaccinated. Almost 51% of the full colonisation is afloat vaccinated, helium said.
The accelerated dispersed of the Delta variant could enactment autumn events successful jeopardy. Several festivals are scheduled this fall, including Jazz Fest, Buku, and French Quarter Fest, and the Saints kick disconnected the regular season against the Packers connected Sep. 12.
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