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DELTA VARIANT CONFIRMED IN WAYNE COUNTY

(Wayne County, IN)--The Delta variant of Covid-19 is now officially in Wayne County.  On Monday, the Health Department was notified of the first Wayne County sample testing positive for the Delta variant.  Only a fraction of all samples are sent for DNA specification, and county officials have already been operating under the assumption that the Delta variant has been prevalent.  The county has scheduled several vaccination clinics at remote sites in the coming weeks, including at the Boys & Girls Club, Centerville Middle School, and Starr Elementary School.  Preble County’s Health Department is also reaching out and expanding vaccination efforts.  In the last few weeks, Preble County has had far more cases of Covid-19 per capita than any other county in the Whitewater Valley.   The health department there on Monday scheduled a vaccination clinic at Lakengren’s marina this Friday night from 6 until 7.  People don’t need to be a Lakengren resident to receive the vaccine.