Pfizer's full course of the COVID-19 vaccine appears to provide excellent protection against the Delta variant. However, there is concern for those who are unvaccinated as the variant is easily transmissible.
The number of lives lost, as recorded by Johns Hopkins University, is greater than the population of Baltimore or Milwaukee. It is about equal to the number of Americans who died of cancer in 2019. Worldwide, the COVID-19 death toll stands at about 3.8 million.
Officials do not consider the increase in cases to be an outbreak, however, encourage parents to make sure they are taking every opportunity to get vaccines up to date for themselves and their children.