Yakima County Health District officials are sounding the alarm about a rise in local COVID-19 cases.

96% OF THOSE HOSPITALIZED ARE NOT VACCINATED

As of July 27, Yakima County had a case rate of 229 per 100,000, which has doubled in the last two weeks with 24 people hospitalized with two people now on ventilators. 96% of those who are currently hospitalized are not vaccinated.

THE YAKIMA TESTING SITE SET TO CLOSE JULY 31 WILL STAY OPEN

With a rise in local cases the Yakima State Fair Park testing site that was set to close on July 31 will stay open and continue to test for COVID-19. Yakima health officials say "the Yakima Health District received additional funding from the University of Washington to pay for the testing site. It’s hours of operation will be Tuesday through Saturday from 8:00AM-2:00PM.

THE SUNNYSIDE TESTING SITE WILL CLOSE ON JULY 31

The Sunnyside community-based testing site will be closed after July 31. can call 2-1-1for additional testing sites in their area." Nathan Johnson, Local Emergency Response Coordinator, Yakima Health District says “COVID-19 is still present in our community and there is a need for continued community-based testing and vaccine distribution. Our goal is to continue to make the vaccine as accessible and low barrier as possible, which we will continue to achieve through our mobile vaccine units.Get vaccinated.”

49,336 doses have been given at the Yakima Community Vaccination Center at State Fair Park and at mobile sites around the county. The vaccination site will close on July 31 however mobile sites will still operate. Call 2-1-1 or visit YakimaVaccines.org to find a vaccine near you.

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