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Covid cases on the rise in Natrona County

Published: Aug. 16, 2021 at 5:02 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -The trend of rising Covid-19 cases in Natrona County is looking similar to what residents saw last September and October. Although the vaccine is proven to be effective, many people are experiencing breakthrough cases.

“Breakthrough cases are actually really common. Not just for Covid-19 but with all kinds of things so just because you’re vaccinated against even say the flu, sometime you can still get the flu, it’s just a guarantee like I said that your symptoms and the severity of your illness should be substantially less than someone who is not vaccinated,” said Hailey Bloom, the Public Information Officer for the Casper-Natrona County Health Department.

The Health Department says those with breakthrough cases have much more mild reactions to the virus...some so minimal that it might just feel like allergies.

CNCHD has seen an increase in residents receiving vaccines and getting tested for the virus. With the delta variant being so prevalent in Natrona County, the Health Department wants to remind residents to follow CDC guidelines including staying home when you are sick and wearing a mask when in public places, regardless of vaccination status.

“The delta variant is playing a huge role in basically what we are seeing right now. It’s way more contagious compared to the strands that we saw, specifically the nominal strands that we saw at the beginning of the pandemic, so we’re certainly seeing a large impact,” said Bloom.

The Health Department has noticed younger people and children are the most impacted by the virus.

CNCHD is still offering free Covid-19 tests and Covid-19 vaccines.

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