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Jackson Co reporting uptick in COVID cases

(KNZA)--Jackson County is reporting an uptick in COVID-19 cases in the county, with variants of concern being detected.

According to information released Wednesday by the Jackson County Health Department, there were 13 active cases of COVID-19 in the county, with no hospitalizations. That's up from only two active cases on July 7.

The Health Department said eight virus variants have been detected in the county, with the majority being the delta variant.

Since the start of the pandemic, Jackson County has has 1,433 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. 15 have died in Jackson County.

The agency said if you are sick, stay home and get tested. In addition, health officials say to avoid touching your face, wash your hands often and get vaccinated.

The Health Department reported 48 percent of Jackson County residents have been fully vaccinated.

Atchison and Doniphan Counties have also recently reported an increase in coronavirus cases. The increase of cases is also noted statewide, with Kansas seeing increasingly larger numbers of new COVID-19 cases and a surge in cases of the faster-spreading delta variant.

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