The Delta Variant of the Coronavirus Continues to Drive Case Rates Higher in Ozaukee County, Especially in Places with Low Vaccination Rates


Ozaukee County has a "high" level of coronavirus transmission as of Aug. 3, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There were 133 new cases per 100,000 residents between July 27 and Aug. 2.

The positive test rate was 12.1 percent between July 25 and July 31, which was a 5.9 percentage point increase from the previous seven days.

There were 119 recorded cases in Ozaukee County between July 27 and Aug. 2, which is 198 percent higher than the previous seven days.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors in public if they live in an area with "substantial" or "high" transmission levels. Those who aren't fully vaccinated are urged to wear masks in those settings, regardless of transmission level.

Around 61 percent of U.S. counties are in the "high" transmission level and 19 percent are "substantial," according to the CDC.

The CDC also recommends indoor public mask use for people with compromised immune systems or other high-risk factors, regardless of vaccination status.

To learn more, visit CDC Web Site

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