News Flash Home
The original item was published from 7/23/2021 10:20:45 AM to 10/1/2021 12:00:08 AM.

News Flash

City of Milton News

Posted on: July 23, 2021

[ARCHIVED] News Release - Delta Variant Has Been Detected In Rock County

News Release from Rock County Public Health

Rock County Public Health Logo

News Release - Rock County Public Health

Rock County, WI – Rock County Public Health Department recently confirmed that the Delta variant has been detected in Rock County. Variant B.1.617.2, also known as the Delta variant, was first identified in Wisconsin in April 2021. Researchers have found that this strain spreads more rapidly than the original SARS-CoV-2 virus and all other variants of concern to date. More research is needed to determine if the Delta variant causes more severe illness. Full vaccination does provide good protection against the Delta variant, including over 90% effectiveness against hospitalization and death when rare breakthrough cases occur.

Four of the more contagious variants have now been detected in Rock County. The Alpha (B.1.1.7), the Beta (B.1.351) and the Gamma (P.1) variants were previously detected. With these variants in our community, it is very important that everyone continue to follow the prevention guidance. Get vaccinated, wear a mask if you are unvaccinated or have health concerns, maintain 6 feet of space between yourself and others in public places, wash your hands, stay home if you are sick, get tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms, and avoid crowded indoor spaces.

You can learn more about the SARS-CoV-2 variants in Wisconsin by visiting

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City of Milton News

Spring Primary Election

2023 Spring Primary Election

Posted on: January 18, 2023
Small Dog Park Open

Small Dog Park Open

Posted on: January 18, 2023
Have You Tried the ExpressVote?

Have You Tried the ExpressVote?

Posted on: January 24, 2023
Park Rentals.  Apply online or at City Hall

Park Rentals

Posted on: January 23, 2023
Milton Youth Coalition Updates

Milton Youth Coalition Updates

Posted on: January 20, 2023
Bi-Monthly Newsletter

Bi-Monthly Newsletter - January 2023

Posted on: January 19, 2023
Collection Calendar

2023 Collection Calendar

Posted on: January 3, 2023
Changes in 2023 to Bulk Items Collection

Bulk Items Collection Changes in 2023

Posted on: December 15, 2022
Notice of Non-Candidacy

Notice of Non-Candidacy for Alderperson

Posted on: November 30, 2022
Winter Reminders

Winter Reminders

Posted on: November 17, 2022
No Wipes Down Pipes

No Wipes Down Pipes

Posted on: November 18, 2022
Dog and Cat Licenses

Dog & Cat Licenses Available

Posted on: November 17, 2022