GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (CBS4) – Mesa county continues to battle a high number of COVID-19 cases. There are growing concerns about the delta variant.

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Mesa County has reported more than 600 of cases of the delta variant so far — with more than 560 new cases in just the last two weeks.

Right now, 92% of the county’s hospital beds are in use.

Doctors say the delta variant is 50% more transmissible than the U.K. variant.

Virus variants, particularly the delta variant, have been a top concern for many experts when it comes to those who remain unvaccinated against the coronavirus.

Anica Padilla