(CNN) The number of Covid-19 deaths has risen in 42 US states in the past week, according to new data, as the spread of the more virulent Coronavirus Delta variant turned a spring of reopenings on its head and closed increased concern until the fall.

CNN’s Melissa Alonso, Virginia Langmaid, Mallory Simon, Kristen Holmes, Jen Christensen, Jennifer Henderson and Alta Spells contributed to this report.

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