By Dan Spalding
WARSAW – While the COVID-19 Delta variant is drawing significant concern in various parts of the world and has been identified in Indiana, there are no reported cases of it in Kosciusko County.
Kosciusko County Communicable Disease Nurse Teresa Reed said Monday, June 28, that as of Friday, the variant – considered to be more transmissible – has not been identified in Kosciusko County.
However, the Indiana Department of Health reports nearly 100 cases of the variant have been identified in the state.
The CDC says the delta variant of COVID-19 is quickly becoming a dominant strain.
According to a report by CNN, some parts of the country are already taking preventive measures over fears of the emerging variant. In Los Angeles County, officials have reinstated mask guidance for public indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status. Other parts of the world are getting even stricter. South Africa has entered at least two weeks of lockdown to combat a third wave of Covid-19 linked to the Delta variant.
Meanwhile, Kosciusko County continues to see its lowest levels of new cases of COVID-19 in 14 months since the pandemic began.
In the past four weeks, the county has seen the level of new cases hover around 20 per week.
At its peak in November, the county saw its highest level of 898 cases in a single week.