Tunisia: in hospitals, medics exhausted in the face of Covid-19 • FRANCE 24 English

Tunisia: in hospitals, medics exhausted in the face of Covid-19 • FRANCE 24 English

Vaccinations are beginning to rise in some states where Covid-19 cases are soaring, White House officials said Thursday, and hospitals are running out of space because of the delta variant, which is "spreading with incredible efficiency." Coronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients told reporters that several states with the highest proportions of new infections have seen residents get vaccinated at higher rates than the nation as a whole. Officials cited Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Missouri, and Nevada as examples. "The fourth surge is real, and the numbers are quite frightening at the moment," Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said on a New Orleans radio show. Edwards, a Democrat, added: "There's no doubt that we are going in the wrong direction, and we're going there in a hurry." Louisiana reported 2,843 new Covid-19 cases Thursday, a day after reporting 5,388 - the third-highest level since the pandemic began. Hospitalizations are up steeply in the last month, from 242 on June 19 to 913 in the latest report. Fifteen new deaths were reported Thursday. Just 36% of Louisiana's population is fully vaccinated, state health department …
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