94% of recent COVID-19 cases in Chatham County among unvaccinated population

Pittsboro, NC – According to an analysis of recent COVID-19 cases and vaccination data conducted by the Chatham County Public Health Department, 94% of Chatham County’s confirmed COVID-19 cases between May 1, 2021 and July 13, 2021 were in individuals not fully vaccinated against the virus. This is in line with statewide figures, as the NC Department of Health & Human Services (NCDHHS) recently reported that 99% of COVID-19 cases and 99% of COVID-19 deaths from May 6-June 28 were in persons not fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 cases in Chatham County and around North Carolina are also on the rise. In Chatham, there have been more cases in the first two weeks of July than the entire month of June.

“This is the news none of us wants to hear, but it also underscores the importance and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines,” said Chatham County Public Health Director Mike Zelek. “The delta variant is spreading quickly across the state and is likely driving this increase in cases. The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones is to get vaccinated today.”

There are still many opportunities to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in and around Chatham County. To see a full list, visit www.vaccines.gov

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and the CCPHD’s vaccination plans, visit here . To learn more about the Chatham County Public Health Department, visit here or facebook.com/chathamhealth .