This is a case update. For the US, cases continue to rise, although the rise in cases may be slowing just slightly. New cases are being driven by a few states with rocketing new case numbers, in states in the South, as well as Washington, Oregon, and Hawaii. Only Hawaii is experiencing a decline in cases after a sharp rise.
For California and San Diego, new cases are still rising, but more slowly all the time. COVID related deaths are still only creeping up for the US, and still haven’t risen at all for California and San Diego, 6 weeks into the Delta variant peak. At least for now, it continues to appear that the Delta variant is less virulent, at least in the US and some other heavily vaccinated countries.
Incidentally, high infection rates in the South are likely caused by hotter weather causing folks to go inside for air conditioning. Just like last summer.
If the Delta wave isn’t over in the US by October, we are likely to see lots of cases in the North, just like last Fall.