Grant County has reported at least four confirmed cases and one confirmed death from the delta variant of the novel coronavirus as of Thursday, according to Health Officer Dr. William David Moore.

Moore said one of the confirmed cases was a Miami County resident who was hospitalized in Marion, and the individual who died reportedly was older, had preexisting conditions and had not been vaccinated against COVID-19. Overall, 273 cases of the highly contagious delta variant have been reported in the state, according to the Indiana Department of Health dashboard.

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