- By Jay Furst
COVID-19 Resource Center addresses surge in delta variant infections, vaccination rates and hot spots
Mayo Clinic's COVID-19 Resource Center, which has logged more than 7 million page views since the start of the pandemic, has been redesigned, with new content and features to make it even more current, informative, and easy to use.
The refreshed site has:
- The latest information and guidance on variants of the COVID-19 virus, including the delta variant that is now the most common COVID-19 variant in the U.S.
- New data in the Vaccine Tracker that shows COVID-19 vaccination rates by age
- Updated guidance on masking and other ways to keep you and your family safe as COVID-19 cases surge in many areas of the country
- An interactive "hot spots" map with a rolling average of daily cases for the past week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing a mask indoors in public where there is substantial or high transmission of new cases, even if you’ve been vaccinated, and the hot spots map indicates those areas.
- Tracking tools for county-by-county COVID-19 case rates and vaccination rates nationwide, especially valuable for people planning summer travel
- Mayo Clinic expert advice for people who already have been vaccinated or are seeking information on vaccines for themselves or family members
- Guidance for patients struggling with post-COVID conditions or long-hauler symptoms
- A new Vaccine Guide FAQ section with answers to the most common questions, informed by Mayo Clinic research and expertise
The Resource Center also has updates related to COVID-19 for Mayo Clinic patients and visitors, and information on how to request an appointment.
"Mayo Clinic understands the need to provide the most current, accurate information on COVID-19, especially as we move into this new phase of concerns about the Delta variant," says Sandhya Pruthi, M.D., an internal medicine consultant at Mayo Clinic and medical director for Health Education & Content Services. "These most recent updates to our resource center will allow us to provide visitors with timely and valuable health information on the wide spectrum of COVID-19 topics.”
Information in this post was accurate at the time of its posting. Due to the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientific understanding, along with guidelines and recommendations, may have changed since the original publication date.
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