NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Health and Human Services’ Public Health is monitoring the impact of the new Delta variant and urging all residents to get vaccinated in order to protect from the spread of COVID-19.
As vaccination rates decline, new cases of COVID-19 are increasing, and notably increasing among unvaccinated residents. With more activity and reopening of businesses for the busy summer season, the risk of COVID-19 infections also has increased and is especially concerning with potential impacts of the new Delta variant.
“Across the nation, fifty percent of new cases are being attributed to the new Delta variant, and we are very concerned and want to be sure you are protected,” said Health and Human Services Director Donna Fayko. “This new variant is much more transmissible. It brings more severe illness. Those who are vaccinated are not getting it at the same rate as those who are not vaccinated. And in fact, in North Carolina ninety-nine percent of the new cases are occurring in people who are unvaccinated. We are seeing a rise in breakouts in counties that have low vaccination rates, so I am here to encourage you to consider being vaccinated to protect you and your loved ones.”
COVID-19 Data in New Hanover County:
NHC Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics