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Posted on: June 29, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Delta Variant Update

If you become infected with COVID-19 now, your chances of being hospitalized are much greater than they were earlier in the pandemic. Here is what you need to know about the Delta (B.1.617.2) variant in Colorado:

If you become infected with COVID-19 now, your chances of being hospitalized are much greater than they were earlier in the pandemic. Here is what you need to know about the Delta (B.1.617.2) variant in Colorado:
-Evidence is showing that the Delta variant is much more transmissible. Experts estimate that the Delta variant is 50% more transmissible than the Alpha (B.1.1.7, or U.K.) variant, which was already more transmissible than the original SARS-COV-2 strain.
-Data from the U.K. suggests that the risk of hospitalization due to the Delta variant is double than previous variants.
-Getting vaccinated helps prevent infection. The currently available vaccines are still effective against the Delta variant.
Don’t delay your vaccination. Get your vaccine questions answered by calling 1-877-CO VAX CO, and find a vaccine near you at Broomfield.org/COVIDVaccine.

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