Covid Update-During weel of Feb 9 to Feb 15
During the week of February 9-February 15, we tracked 38 new cases of COVID-19, compared to 78 last week, 105 the week before, and 210 the week before. There are 3 new residents hospitalized this week. Of these 38 new cases, 18 were vaccinated and 8 were reinfections, of which 3 of the reinfections were also vaccinated. Of the last 2,130 cases, 1,660 were not vaccinated.
Of the 38 new positive cases, 4 were 19 years of age and under; 8 in their 20’s; 6 in their 30’s; 4 in their 40’s; 1 in their 50’s; 4 in their 60’s; 7 in their 70’s; 4 in their 80’s; and, 0 in their 90’s. Most of this week’s new cases are in Macon city (23 cases), Anabel (1 case), Atlanta (3 cases), Bevier (3 cases), Bucklin (1 case), Callao (0 cases), Elmer (1 case), Ethel (0 cases), Excello (2 cases), Jacksonville (0 case), La Plata (3 cases), New Cambria (0 cases), and New Boston (1 case).
Although numbers are down, it’s important to know that this data is only laboratory confirmed cases, it does not include home tests. It is still encouraged to continue to use mitigation measures to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 such as wear a well-fitting mask, staying home when sick, avoiding crowded indoor spaces and ventilate the air when possible. The best protection against severe illness and hospitalization due to COVID-19 is vaccination. Macon County Health Department offers COVID-19 clinics weekly for initial, second and booster doses for ages 12 and up. Our Nurses are knowledgeable and can answer any questions or concerns. Samaritan Hospital has pediatric vaccine for 5 – 11-year-old children.
To schedule an appointment, call 660-395-4711 or request an appointment online at www.maconmohealth.org/appointment
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