Washington state sets a new record for hospitalizations as cases continue to surge.
Washington state brings back the mask mandate, teachers must get vaccinated, and ICU cases increase 72% in 24 hours.
New cases continue to grow statewide forcing University Washington Medicine to delay some elective procedures.
Vaccination rate is 59.7% in areas with the lowest number of new COVID cases versus 41% in the areas with the highest.
COVID vaccination rates are increasing again as concern over the Delta variant grows - no change in mask guidance.
The CDC is expected to update national mask guidance today as cases grow nationwide.
Officials are expressing deepening concern as the Delta variant becomes the dominant strain nationally.
COVID is spreading rapidly through unvaccinated regions as the two Americas divide widens.
In areas with low vaccination rates, the Delta variant is spreading quickly.
It appears unlikely Washington state will reach its goal of 70% vaccinated by June 30.