FCPH: COVID cases, hospitalizations on rise


The Record-Herald



COVID cases and hospitalizations are again on the rise in Fayette County, with 144 new cases and nine new hospitalizations reported to Fayette County Public Health (FCPH) over the past seven days.

The Fayette County 14-day COVID test positivity rate for the period ending Nov. 9 was 15.2%, up 3% from the previous period. The number of new cases in the 14-day period ending Nov. 15 was 244 or 855.4 per 100,000 people.

Fayette County continues to experience a high level of community transmission of COVID-19 per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In areas with substantial and high transmission, CDC recommends that everyone (including fully vaccinated individuals) wear a mask in public indoor settings to help prevent the spread of Delta and protect others.

There have been a total of 4,626 cases reported in Fayette County (3,533 confirmed, 1,093 probable) since the pandemic began. The total number of hospitalizations is 352. There have been a total of 67 deaths, and 4,262 individuals are presumed recovered. (Presumed recovered is defined as cases with a symptom onset at or above 21 days prior who are not deceased).

Upcoming Vaccination Clinics

All clinics are by appointment only. If you have already received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, please bring your COVID-19 vaccination record to be updated. Please bring your insurance card if you are getting a flu shot. Masks are required at all clinics. To schedule, call 740-335-5910 or visit faycohd.org/events.

FCPH OFFICE –

Moderna – Nov. 29 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Pfizer/Comirnaty – Nov. 19 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

All three COVID-19 vaccines will be available on Tuesday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

FAYETTE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS – All three COVID-19 vaccines, flu, and high-dose flu will be available, as well as boosters and pediatric COVID vaccines. The health department office will be closed on these dates so that staff can work offsite at the clinic.

Tuesday, Nov. 30, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 21, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Isolation and Quarantine

If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, please visit faycohd.org for isolation and quarantine protocols including the new K-12 quarantine option. If you will need a release letter to return to work or school, Fayette County Public Health asks that you complete an online case investigation survey. The survey is located on the website at faycohd.org.

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