COVID-19 cases have been starting to rise again this summer in Delaware County and across the country.
Delaware County Public Health Supervisor Krystle DeShaw:
Delaware County’s COVID community level is currently low, with seventeen current confirmed cases as of Monday. Clayton County is also at a low level, while Fayette and Dubuque counties are at a medium level and Buchanan, Jones and Linn counties are currently at a high level.
DeShaw says getting vaccinated is still a priority. While some vaccinated people have been infected with COVID, the vaccine cuts down your risk of getting extremely sick with the virus.
According to Delaware County Public Health, 55% of Delaware County residents have been vaccinated against COVID. But DeShaw says many who received their initial doses of the vaccine have not yet gotten their booster – which means they may not be fully-protected.
Delaware County Public Health is encouraging you to contact your healthcare provider to see about getting your COVID vaccine or boost. Anyone six months or older is eligible.