GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado (AP) – Colorado is among the states with the highest percentage of the Delta variant of the coronavirus, and state health officials say Mesa County has the highest number of cases in the state. Kaiser Health News reports that the state epidemiologist and a team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention traveled to Grand Junction to investigate why the highly communicable variant spread so quickly in Mesa County.
The variant turned out to be a problem after around 23,000 people had already bought tickets for the Country Jam music festival there. The festival went as planned with signs warning people that the area was a hotspot.
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