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A dangerous Covid-19 variant has spread to all 50 US states. Experts worry it could send cases surging

April 6, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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The highly contagious Covid-19 variant first identified in the UK has now been reported in every state in the US, and experts are concerned spreading variants could send cases surging.

The White House said Monday that there will be enough vaccines for all Americans by the end of next month, and some states have begun making plans for a return to normalcy.

"We know that we can expect to see some increases in cases this month, but with vaccinations and continued safeguards we expect that later in the spring that those cases will come down," the mayor said, before reminding residents to "get vaccinated as soon as you have the opportunity. "

Although vaccinations are growing quickly, cases of Covid-19 have been on the rise for four straight weeks -- and that is due in large part to the variants, said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Despite increased prevalence of variants, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said he does not expect his state to experience another surge of cases.

The state has administered more than two million Covid-19 vaccines and more than 800,000 individuals are fully immunized, Lamont said.

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