Delta variant surges across U.S. South; political leaders clamp down againUnited States · August 2, 2021 · 11:44 PM UTC
The U.S. states of Florida and Louisiana were at or near their highest hospitalization numbers of the coronavirus pandemic on Monday, driven by the still-spreading Delta variant, as one doctor warned of the "darkest days" yet.
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