New York Times: Delaware County a ‘Very High Risk’ for Unvaccinated

A chart showing an increase in COVID cases in Delaware County
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As the Delta variant continues to spread across the state and country, the number of coronavirus cases in Delaware County as of Sept. 12 have remained the same, but are still very high, according to The New York Times.

Because of the high spread, the CDC recommends even vaccinated people in the county wear masks because of the very high risk of spread.

Last week, there was an average of 121 new daily cases reported in the county, which is a 17 percent increase compared to the two weeks prior. Since the start of the pandemic, at least 1 in 10 residents have been infected by COVID-19, totaling 56,762 reported cases.

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 has also increased in the last two weeks by 13 percent, while the deaths have stayed at around the same level with 13 new fatalities recorded over the same period.

Delaware County is now considered to be at very high risk for unvaccinated people.

On a positive note, the number of fully vaccinated people in the county also continues to increase and is now at 61 percent. This includes 72 percent of fully vaccinated residents aged 12 and up and 92 percent of fully vaccinated people of 65 and up.

Read more about the COVID-19 situation at The New York Times.

Here’s some information on the Delta variant of the coronavirus.