TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Ten people have died from COVID in the last two weeks in Tippecanoe County, according to an update Wednesday morning from County Health Officer Dr. Jeremy Adler.
Adler said one of those deaths was someone between the ages of 25 and 29.
He said the Delta variant is having a significant impact locally, especially among the unvaccinated.
The county has averaged 66 new cases a day in the last week, and local hospitals continue to be at or near capacity because of the amount of COVID patients needing treatment.
Adler asks people to please mask up when indoors or around large groups of people.
He also urges those who haven't been vaccinated to do so as soon as possible.
"Vaccination is really our best weapon against COVID-19," he said. "It is our way out of this pandemic."
About 52% of Tippecanoe County residents are vaccinated.
In order to reach herd immunity, 70% of the population needs to get the shot.