Mono County lost another local resident to Covid 19 this week (July 7), the first fatality from the virus since last year.

The health department would not confirm the identity of the resident, or any details other than the Mono County resident died of Covid and they did not pass away in Mono County, but in another location.

According to the county health department, Mono County is now about 72  percent partially vaccinated and 68 percent fully vaccinated, giving it some good protection against future outbreaks including serious illness, and including against the Delta variant.

According to the health department today, between 70-80 percent vaccination rate is considered "herd immunity" numbers.

The only group not eligible for vaccination is young people under the age of 12. It is possible approval for that vaccine could be as earlt as this fall, the department said today.

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