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Delta variant cases reported in Benton County

Getting vaccinated provides the best protection against the Delta variant, helping prevent hospitalization and death.

Posted: Jul 21, 2021 10:54 AM
Updated: Jul 22, 2021 3:59 AM

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Three cases involving the Delta variant of COVID-19 have been reported in Benton County, officials say.

Early investigation suggests that two of the cases are breakthrough cases, which means the people involved were fully vaccinated.

Public health deputy director April Holland said despite this, getting vaccinated provides the best protection against the Delta variant, helping prevent hospitalization and death.

“We encourage individuals to wear masks in indoor and crowded outdoor settings, maintain physical distance from those outside your household, and wash your hands frequently. Unvaccinated people are the most vulnerable to COVID-19, so we urge everyone to get vaccinated if you haven’t already,” Holland said.

A vaccination clinic will be held this weekend at the Boys & Girls Club, and everyone who attends will receive a $100 gift card to a locally owned restaurant or grocery store.

For more information about upcoming vaccination clinics, CLICK HERE.

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