Fargo Cass Public Health revealed the countys brand-new category by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday, Aug. 12. “Given this higher transmission status, we continue to worry the significance of vaccination to all who are eligible, as the bulk of individuals being infected are in the unvaccinated population,” Dr. Tracie Newman, health officer for Fargo Cass Public Health, said in a statement.
In Cass County, vaccination rates by age group are: 40% for those 12 to 18; 43% for those 19 to 29; 50% for those 30 to 39. The North Dakota Department of Health likewise has confirmed delta as the “most likely predominant” variation in North Dakota. The COVID-19 case rate in Cass County increased practically 70% in the week ending Tuesday, Aug. 10, according to the CDC.
In current weeks, kids under 12 have made up a considerably higher proportion of infections, a pattern public health officials anticipate to continue. Fargo Cass Public Health uses free COVID-19 vaccine at its main place, 1240 25th St. S., Fargo, each Tuesday during walk-in clinics and likewise by visit Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.