Florida has topped the list of states that experienced the highest Covid-19 deaths during the Delta variant wave.
A dataset tabling the Covid-19 mortality rate during the Delta variant wave this year has finally been released.
The data looked at Covid deaths per million people in each state, only from June 2021 until this month of October 2021 since the number of daily deaths has decreased.
The least shocking thing from this data is Florida taking the top spot, which many people expected, given how devastating the Delta wave has been.
Florida dealt with the deadliest wave of Covid-19 that was driven by the highly contagious Delta variant since the pandemic began in March 2020.
The state's healthcare system was under pressure due to a high volume of hospital admissions exacerbating the already stretched healthcare workers.
Health officials attributed lower vaccination rates in under-65 age groups across Florida, to the increase in Covid-deaths.
Hospitals were swamped with patients who had reportedly not gotten a chance to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.
One of the scariest things about this Delta variant is how it affected the youth more than previous iterations of the virus.
The state's Covid-19 response then took a hit as the number of Covid-related child deaths across the state more than doubled in just over a month.
This increase in Covid infections among children can be attributed to the return of kids to school in early August.
A few days after schools had opened, thousands of pupils across the state were forced to quarantine following a spike in positive covid cases.
Several schools in the state have had to shut down to allow principals, teachers and staff to take steps to help manage and prevent the spread of the delta variant.
The majority of the schools have since moved to classes online to mitigate the damage caused by the novel coronavirus.
With the drop in active Covid cases, the state eventually resumed in-person learning, but some schools have been maintained online learning in the meantime.
The role of Governor Ron DeSantis in ridding the state off of Covid-19
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been heavily criticised for blowing off warnings of the summer surge.
The governor is also said to have prevented local officials from taking excessive Covid-19 protective measures.
He is said to have also had a hand in the spread of misinformation, disinformation and fake news pertaining to the severity of the Delta variant.
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Governor DeSantis has been wrong on so many issues regarding the novel coronavirus, but he became worse during the wave of the Delta variant.
His stance became strong on vaccine mandates among the state's population, mask mandates in schools, and he went as far as signing a bill to prove how serious he is.
It is alleged that Governor DeSantis purposefully prohibited mask mandates in schools and discouraged vaccines to get action out of the White House.
The governor's opposing views to Covid-19 mandates by the federal government even gave his political profile a tremendous boost.
Now Governor DeSantis is predicted to get re-elected in 2022's elections, given how he "led" Florida throughout this coronavirus pandemic.
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