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Delta variant carries concern

Door County Public Health Manager Sue Powers says the growing numbers of positive COVID-19 cases across the country should encourage you to get vaccinated.


According to the New York Times, the average number of new cases has doubled in the last two weeks to over 26,000. Wisconsin has seen its seven-day average cases grow from 85 last Thursday to 138 a week later. Health officials have pointed to the delta variant as the reason for the jump as it becomes the most dominant strain in the country.


Powers says its high vaccination rate of over 60 percent is certainly helping keep its numbers low. She does not see another huge spike for the area because of that, but still encourages people to take the necessary precautions whether they are vaccinated or not.

The delta variant has proven to be tougher than some antibody treatments, but Powers says the American vaccines have still been mostly effective.

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