COVID cases continue to increase rapidly throughout Clinton County and the SW Ohio Region. Clinton County currently has 612 known Active Cases of the virus; On June 22, there were only 30 known Active Cases. There has been 269 new known Active Cases in the last 7 days.
The CDC’s COVID Data Tracker listed Clinton County as “High” again this week with a case rate of 640.96 cases per 100,000 population over a period of 7 days. CDC recommends facial coverings for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in indoor environments in “High” transmission counties. The use of a facial covering adds another layer of protection for those not vaccinated, especially those under the age of 12, who are not yet eligible for a COVID vaccination.
“Those individuals that are high risk from complications from COVID, and those who are caregivers of those at high risk, are strongly encouraged to use layered measures of protection,” said Terry Holten, MD, Clinton County Health District Medical Director, “Facials coverings, staying home when ill, washing your hands and most importantly, get vaccinated to reduce this risk.”
Through the end of September 2021, the Clinton County Health District (CCHD) will continue hosting Walk-In Clinics for COVID vaccinations on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons between 1-4PM. The Pfizer and Moderna brands of vaccine are currently available. Third doses are available to eligible immunocompromised individuals; please check with your medical provider to determine if you fall into this category.
COVID Deaths – The CCHD is sad to report that Clinton County has recorded 3 new COVID deaths in the past 2 weeks. We extend our deepest sympathy to the families and friends of these individuals.
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To learn more about the CDC’s COVID Data Tracker visit: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#datatracker-home.
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