Wallowa County has had its second-highest one-day count of COVID-19 cases to date.

The Oregon Health Authority on Wednesday, July 28, reported there were seven news cases in Wallowa County among 804 in Oregon as cases increase, with state health officials estimating the delta variant is responsible for 80% of the new cases. It comes after there were more than 1,000 new cases reported on Tuesday by the OHA.

Wallowa County's highest one-day total during the pandemic was nine reported on Feb. 9. 

It's also the latest in an increase in cases locally, as the county has had 22 new cases in the last week. For the duration of the pandemic, there have been a total of 225 cases in Wallowa County, with 29 of those coming during the month of July. Six people in the county have died with COVID-19.

In Wallowa County, a total of 3,464 people have received a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the OHA website, which is 48.4% of the overall population. Of those people 18 and older, 3,345 have received a shot, which is 58.1% of that demographic. 

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