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August 2, 2021 8:00 AM

Public Health Alert: Delta Variant Detected in Port Arthur

On Friday, July 31, the Port Arthur Health Department received notification of our first confirmed case of the COVID-19 Delta Variant. This variant can only be detected by the PCR test and not the rapid test.

Please be aware that this variant, as determined by CDC seems to spread more easily and quicker than other variants, and may lead to the number of cases increasing for this area.

PLEASE continue to be vigilant about protecting you and your family, especially the younger children under 12 who cannot receive the vaccines at this time.

Thank you,

Judith A. Smith, RN, BSN, ThD
Director of Health Services
City of Port Arthur Health Department

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