New COVID-19 cases continue to surge in parts of the U.S. where vaccination rates are low, as the highly infectious Delta variant spreads rapidly across the country and the world.
The U.S. reported over 118-thousand new cases last Friday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
This is the first time in around five months that America's daily COVID-19 tally has surpassed the 100-thousand mark, and is a significant uptick from about 10-thousand daily infections recorded in late June.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, thirty states have yet to fully vaccinate at least half of their residents.
And as of last Friday, the daily average of people becoming fully vaccinated was the lowest it's been since the end of January.
As the country grapples with the rampant spread, America's top infectious disease official Anthony Fauci said some Americans who are immune-compromised may need COVID-19 booster shots going forward.
Speaking on CNN on Sunday, Fauci further explained that health officials are reviewing data to determine when and if such boosters might be needed.
Fauci added U.S. health officials are pondering whether to revise mask guidance for vaccinated Americans, explaining that it's under active consideration.
Kim Hyo-sun, Arirang News.