Number of county COVID cases decrease


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The number of new COVID cases reported in Fayette County has decreased over the last two weeks (from 45.6 per 100,000 to 31.6) while the number of new COVID cases in the state has increased (from 56.6 per 100,000 to 81.5). The COVID community level remains low, and an additional booster is 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 is offering 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 25 – Moderna

April 26 – All 3 COVID vaccines

April 27 – Johnson & Johnson

April 29 – Pfizer

To view more dates, visit faycohd.org/events

COVID-19 vaccinations

13,468 started (47%)

12,571 completed (44%)

6,020 first booster

250 second booster

COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths

7,788 cases (+5)

492 hospitalizations (+1)

121 deaths (no change)

7,642 presumed recovered (+9)

Cases Per 100,000: (14-day period ending April 20)

Fayette County: 31.6 per 100,000

Ohio: 81.5 per 100,000

For more information, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov.

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