It’s been more than a month since we last updated local COVID numbers. Despite Piedmont’s laudable vaccination rates (see chart below), kids under 12 still aren’t eligible, and news of the Delta variant spread may mean more cases pop up as the summer goes on. On May 21 we stood at 184 recorded cases and have added five more since that time. Reported cases as of June 29:
The county has also adjusted vaccination rates to reflect a larger population than originally estimated. Piedmont’s vaccination rate has been adjusted to 95 percent for a first dose, and almost 84 percent for the second dose. The figures are lower than the 100 percent reported earlier this month but still nothing to sneeze at.