COVID cases in county increase slightly


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COVID cases in Fayette County have increased slightly over the past month and cases per capita in the county currently exceed the state average. The community level remains low, however, and an additional booster is now available for certain vulnerable populations.

In communities where transmission is low, it is recommended to stay up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if you have symptoms.

People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.

Booster

FCPH now offers a second booster dose of COVID vaccines to the following groups of individuals:

– Adults who are 50 years of age and older may choose to receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least four months after their first booster dose.

– Individuals who are 12 years of age and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised may choose to receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least four months after their first booster dose.

– Individuals who are between 18-49 years old who received Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine as both their primary series dose and booster dose may receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least four months after their first Janssen booster dose (Johnson & Johnson).

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.

April 11 – Moderna – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

April 12 – All 3 COVID vaccines, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

April 13 – Johnson & Johnson, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

To view more dates, visit faycohd.org/events

COVID-19 vaccinations

13,450 started (47%)

12,546 completed (44%)

5,978 additional doses

COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations, and Deaths

7,783 cases (+7)

491 hospitalizations (+2)

121 deaths (+1)

7,633 presumed recovered

Cases Per 100,000: (14-day period ending April 6)

Fayette County: 56.1 per 100,000

Ohio: 41.3 per 100,000

For more information, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov.

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