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JCHD Director comments on Covid-19 Delta variant risks

(Hillsboro) A few states, including Missouri, have seen increases in Covid-19 cases which are positive with the Delta variant. While Jefferson County numbers have remained low over the past week or more, Health Department Director Kelley Vollmar says it’s a bit concerning.

Vollmar says the vaccination rate in Jefferson County is similar to the areas that have been affected by the Delta variant.

Vollmar is hopeful more residents will get vaccinated.

As of Tuesday, there were no confirmed cases of those with Covid-19 have the Delta variant. On Wednesday, there were eleven new cases of Covid-19 bringing the total number of positive cases to 23,933 in Jefferson County since March of last year. There are currently 74 active cases.

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