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Reditus Labs reports ‘substantial’ increase in Delta variant cases

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Courtesy: MGN

PEKIN (WEEK) - More cases of the highly transmissible Delta variant have now been detected in Central Illinois.

According to a press release, Pekin's Reditus Labs is reporting 18 cases of the variant were found in the Peoria and Bloomington-Normal area in three days.

The Delta variant made up 18% of all the cases sampled between July 4 through July 7.

On Wednesday, Reditus CEO Dr. Aaron Rossi called the increase “substantial.”

Nationwide the variant now makes up 83% of all new cases.

Over 400 cases of the variant have been reported across Illinois.

Deanna Cantu

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