5 states where the coronavirus delta variant is spreading

The highly transmissible delta variant has been officially confirmed in all 50 states as of this week, and health officials nationwide are raising alarms about localized coronavirus outbreaks as the Fourth of July weekend arrives.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the strain makes up about a quarter of U.S. cases, with top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci calling it the “greatest threat” to getting rid of COVID-19.