Delta variant of COVID-19 present in community, contributing to case increase


SHERIDAN —While the number of Sheridan County COVID-19 cases dwindled throughout July, a recent spike has Sheridan Memorial Hospital Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Addlesperger concerned. 

“Like all of you, we’re sick of talking about this,” Addlesperger said. “But we can’t say we’re sick of it and quit doing the right thing. Now, more than ever, it’s important for people to be careful in order to avoid transmitting the virus.”

As of July 30, there were 10 active lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Sheridan County and a total of 21 probable cases, according to the county’s COVID-19 Public Information Officer Jennifer Graves. There are currently two hospitalized patients in the county, according to Addlesperger.

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