JAMESTOWN – Health officials are warning residents about the possibility of a COVID-19 resurgence, as vaccinations rates stumble both nationally and locally.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says just over 163-million people, 49 percent, are fully vaccinated nationwide. Here in Chautauqua County, 49.5 percent of the county’s total population are vaccinated.
That’s 63,000 residents who have had at least one dose of the shot.
Statewide, more than 62 percent of people are vaccinated.
Twenty states have at least 50-percent of their respective populations fully vaccinated.
Eleven states have yet to reach the 40-percent mark. They include: Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma and Wyoming.
There’s been a bipartisan push to convince Americans to get the COVID-19 shot.
All fifty states in the U.S. saw more week-to-week confirmed COVID-19 cases compared to the seven-days prior, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.