As the Delta variant continues to rapidly spread across the country, the number of coronavirus cases in Montgomery County is once again on the rise, according to The New York Times.
This is even though the percentage of fully vaccinated residents in the county is currently at 56 percent, which is above the state’s overall figure of 54 percent.
Last week, there was an average of 118 new daily Coronavirus cases reported in the county or 14 per 100,000 residents.
This represents a 39 percent increase compared to two weeks prior but is still under the 85 percent average increase the state reported for the same period.
Hospitalizations are also on the rise, with an average of 10 per 100,000 people hospitalized last week.
That puts the 14-day growth at 72 percent.
In that same period, Pennsylvania has recorded a slightly higher average increase of 78 percent.
Meanwhile, daily deaths of Coronavirus in Montgomery County for August were at 0.7, or 0.09 per 100,000 people, as compared to 0.12 per 100,000 people statewide.
Read more about the COVID-19 situation at The New York Times.