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Jackson County Breaks Daily COVID Case Record

A single-day record for new COVID-19 cases has been set in Jackson County.

The Jackson County Health Department was notified of 115 cases Wednesday, eclipsing the previous daily record of 87 cases from November 12.

Through the first 11 days of August, the department says there have been 451 new cases in Jackson County, which exceeds every monthly case total except for Nov. 2020 through January 2021.

25 percent of August cases have been in teenagers and younger children.

The health department adds almost all new COVID-19 cases are estimated by CDC to be due to the Delta variant of the original virus which causes COVID-19. The Delta variant is twice as transmissible as the original virus.

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