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Fresno County health officials to discuss COVID-19 Delta variant in county – Fresno, California

Fresno, California 2021-07-16 13:58:38 –

Fresno, Calif. (KFSN)-The Fresno County Public Health Service will hold a press conference on Friday to discuss the effects of the COVID-19 delta mutant in the county.

The press conference will be held at 11:00 am.

Stream the press conference. Check back here for live updates.

On Thursday, health officials said there are currently 22 known cases of variants in the county.

Relation: Fresno County authorities recommend that everyone wear a mask, even if vaccinated

However, authorities warned that the number would probably be higher due to the lower inspection rates.

The state no longer requires fully vaccinated residents to wear face masks, but Fresno County health officials say that all people still wear face masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status. We “highly recommend” that.

“This delta variant is spreading most rapidly in areas with low vaccination rates,” says Interim Assistant Director Joe Prado. “The vaccine provides excellent protection against Delta mutants and other COVID-19 strains.”

On Thursday afternoon, the Los Angeles County Public Health Service reinstated its obligation to require residents to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

Relation: Mask Obligations: The new LA County Health Order requires a face cover indoors due to the proliferation of COVID cases

Turea and Madera counties still follow the state’s current guidance and urge everyone to be vaccinated as soon as possible.

Mariposa County officials said they would not recommend or require masking for those who are already fully vaccinated, based on current prevalence. “That said, if we see more cases in the area, we’re likely to move in that direction,” they continued.

Health officials in Merced County said they continued to follow state guidance.

The Kings County Public Health Service did not respond to our request on Thursday.

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