Chatham Health Department provides updated COVID data

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Since May 1, 91% of confirmed COVID cases in Chatham County were diagnosed among those not fully vaccinated, according to the latest data on various COVID dashboards and the Chatham County Public Health Department.

Since July 14, if you’re in Chatham County, you’re 7.3 times more likely to test positive for COVID if you’re unvaccinated than if you’re vaccinated, the CCPHD told the News + Record. Chatham’s case count per 100,000 population has doubled in the past week.

“Cases are rising incredibly quickly around Chatham County and across the state,” said Mike Zelek, Chatham County Public Health Department’s director. “To keep us from reaching levels we have not seen over the entire pandemic, there are two things that matter most: vax up and mask up. Masks in indoor public spaces to keep people from getting infected and giving COVID to others. Vaccinations to keep people out of the hospital.”

In addition:

• From May 1-Aug 2, 91% of confirmed cases in Chatham were among those not fully vaccinated

• From July 14-Aug 2, Chatham residents not fully vaccinated were 7.3 times as likely to test positive for COVID as those who were fully vaccinated

• 9.7% of tests are coming back positive in Chatham (compared to 10.6% in N.C.).


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