MONDAY'S COVID-19 UPDATE: Clay County remains at ‘red’ advisory level
Indiana State Department of Health’s COVID-19 Data Report Dashboard was delayed Monday due to a technical difficulty. The date was updated around 2p.m., Monday, September 13, 2021.
According to ISDH data from August 31-September 6, Clay County remained in the RED categories on the 2-Week Metric Score, Advisory Level, Weekly Cases Per 100,000 Residents, and the 7-Day All Tests Positivity Rate.
The ISDH reports 98.4% of the samples taken from positive cases reported in September are the Delta Variant (B.1.627.2).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study and watch the variants of concern (VOC) regarding COVID-19. Among the four VOCs, Delta is currently the predominant virus circulating in the US.
However, on August 30, 2021, the MU (B.1.621) variant - the fifth variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 was classified as a Variant of Interest (VOI) by the World Health Organization (WHO).
MU Variant accounts for most cases in Colombia, Chile, and Peru, but only a few cases are reported in the U.S.
According to national health officials, the good news is that the current vaccines protect well against symptomatic infection and severe disease from all variants of the virus.