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State Watching COVID-19 Delta Variant As Over 70-Percent Vaccinated

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

State health officials are watching the emerging COVID-19 Delta variant, even as over 70-percent of those eligible in Illinois have received at least one dose of the vaccine. State officials say they are monitoring all variants and still encourage everyone eligible to be vaccinated. The Delta variant is considered to be two to three times more contagious than other variants.


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