Highly transmissible Delta variant found in Stanislaus County

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Health officials are urging individuals who have yet to get a COVID-19 vaccination to do so soon as the more transmissible Delta variant grows across California, including in Stanislaus County.

“We are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and its variants across our state. COVID-19 has not gone away. If you are not vaccinated, you are still at risk.,” said Dr. Tomás Aragón, CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer. “Currently, the Delta variant accounts for approximately 36 percent of cases sampled in California, and we expect this to rise. The most important thing we can do to stop the spread of COVID-19, and the variants, is ensure everyone who is eligible gets vaccinated.”

The Delta variant, first detected in India, has a transmission rate that is 60 percent higher than the Alpha variant, which had been the dominant strain. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention said that 25 percent of the new COVID-19 cases in the United States are the Delta strain and that soon it will be the prevailing strain.

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