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Coconino County Reports Continued Surge Of COVID-19 Cases

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Coconino County health officials are continuing to report a renewed spike in COVID-19 infections.

According to the county’s most recent reportreleased Friday, 232 new known cases were detected during the last week of July. It’s more than double the number of cases confirmed during the same week in 2020. The county also reported a 15.4% testing positivity rate.

Coconino County remains in a high level of virus transmission. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends all people, regardless of vaccination status, in areas with sustantial or high spread wear facemasks indoors along with students, staff, teachers and visitors at K-through-12 schools. 

Health officials say a majority of recent cases are among the unvaccinated and involve the highly contagious delta variant. Just over half of the eligible Coconino County population is now fully vaccinated.

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