COVID-19 delta variant spreads across US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the delta variant is disproportionately affecting younger people. At least 20 cases in Reno, Nevada, have been linked to an elementary school.
1:18 | 06/25/21

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Rachel Scott, thank you. Tonight, the coronavirus and the delta variant spreading quickly in this country. The new clusters including a group of kindergarten students. Here's our chief national correspondent Matt Gutman tonight. Reporter: Tonight, with the threat of the delta variant growing, president Biden in North Carolina making an urgent push for the vaccine. It's more easily transmittable, this delta variant, potentially deadlier and especially dangerous for young people. Reporter: In states with lagging vaccination numbers, hospital admissions rising. In Greene county Missouri, the delta variant is behind 93% of new cases. 34-year-old kolina Anderson wanted to get the vaccine but didn't because of a weak immune instead she wound up in the hospital with covid. She's now urging others to get the vaccine. It really, really beats being stuck in the hospital, not being able to breathe. Reporter: Officials in washoe county, Nevada, tracking four clusters involving the delta strain, one at a kindergarten before summer break. It's very important for people that can be vaccinated and aren't vaccinated to continue to wear masks. Reporter: David, the majority of the population in California has been vaccinated and overall, the number of cases remains low, but over the past two weeks, the number of new cases is up over 30%. David? And that is alarming. We'll watch it. Matt, thank you.

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