FCPH: COVID cases continue to decrease in county


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An average of three COVID-19 cases per day are currently being reported in Fayette County. That number reflects a 69% decrease from the average two weeks ago.

The county is at a medium “COVID Community Level” as last updated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Feb. 24.

Recommendations for Individual- and household-level prevention behaviors for “medium” community levels

* If you are immunocompromised or high risk for severe disease

– Talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions (e.g., testing)

– Have a plan for rapid testing if needed (e.g., having home tests or access to testing)

– Talk to your healthcare provider about whether you are a candidate for treatments like oral antivirals, PrEP, and monoclonal antibodies

* If you have household or social contact with someone at high risk for severe disease

– consider self-testing to detect infection before contact

– consider wearing a mask when indoors with them

* Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters

* Maintain improved ventilation throughout indoor spaces when possible

* Follow CDC recommendations for isolation and quarantine, including getting tested if you are exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19

COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths

– 7,752 cases (+20)

– 491 hospitalizations (no change)

– 111 deaths (+3)

– 7,527 presumed recovered (+72)

Test Positivity Rate: 10.6 (-4.8%) (14-day period ending Feb. 22)

Cases Per 100,000: 175,3 per 100,000 – down from 294.5 (14-day period ending March 2)

COVID-19 vaccinations

– 13,378 started (47%)

– 12,428 completed (44%)

– 5,848 additional doses

Vaccination Schedule

COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters provide protection against severe disease, hospitalizations, and death.

All clinics are at the health department office. Call 740-335-5910 to schedule. There is no cost for a COVID vaccine. Appointments and masks are required for all clinics. 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.

– March 7- Moderna

– March 9 – Johnson & Johnson

– March 11 – Pfizer

To view more dates in March, visit faycohd.org/events

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