COVID-related hospitalizations rise in county


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Greg Phipps receives a COVID booster from FCPH nurse Tonda Bradley at a recent clinic. COVID cases and hospitalizations in Fayette County continue to rise. Fayette County Public Health is offering several late vaccination clinics. Scheduling is available on the health department’s website at faycohd.org/events.

Greg Phipps receives a COVID booster from FCPH nurse Tonda Bradley at a recent clinic. COVID cases and hospitalizations in Fayette County continue to rise. Fayette County Public Health is offering several late vaccination clinics. Scheduling is available on the health department’s website at faycohd.org/events.


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The number of COVID-related hospitalizations in Fayette County for November more than tripled over the past seven days, rising from 4 to 14.

There have been 261 cases of COVID reported in November. The age breakdown of cases and hospitalizations is as follows:

0-19: Cases: 63, Hospitalizations: 0

20-29: Cases: 42, Hospitalizations: 0

30-39: Cases: 30, Hospitalizations: 0

40-49: Cases: 38, Hospitalizations: 0

50-59: Cases: 39, Hospitalizations: 5

60-69: Cases: 23, Hospitalizations: 4

70-79: Cases: 15, Hospitalizations: 3

80+: Cases: 1, Hospitalizations: 2

Upcoming Vaccination Opportunities

Fayette County Public Health has added several extended hours vaccination clinics to its schedule. Pediatric doses will be offered at these clinics in addition to all three COVID-19 vaccines, as well as flu and high-dose flu will be offered. Boosters and pediatric doses will be offered. Appointments are required. Please bring your COVID Vaccination Record if you have already received at least one dose and your health insurance card if you are getting a flu shot. Masks are required.

FCPH OFFICE

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

Moderna

– Nov. 29 – 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. and Wednesday, Dec. 29 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

FAYETTE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

All three COVID-19 vaccines, flu, and high-dose flu will be available. 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. – 7p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 21, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

For more information on vaccination clinic dates, visit faycohd.org/events or call 740-335-5910.

Greg Phipps receives a COVID booster from FCPH nurse Tonda Bradley at a recent clinic. COVID cases and hospitalizations in Fayette County continue to rise. Fayette County Public Health is offering several late vaccination clinics. Scheduling is available on the health department’s website at faycohd.org/events.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2021/11/web1_Greg-Phipps-1-.jpgGreg Phipps receives a COVID booster from FCPH nurse Tonda Bradley at a recent clinic. COVID cases and hospitalizations in Fayette County continue to rise. Fayette County Public Health is offering several late vaccination clinics. Scheduling is available on the health department’s website at faycohd.org/events. Courtesy photo

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