Calloway County Health Department Announces 116 New COVID-19 Cases Friday-Monday | New


MURRAY – As of Monday, the Calloway County Health Department has received notification of 116 new cases of COVID-19 (46 cases Friday, 40 cases Saturday, four cases Sunday and 26 cases Monday. The cases count for the whole. of the pandemic is now at 4,889 with 4,389 recovered, 437 isolated at home, seven patients requiring treatment in hospitals and 56 deaths.

The majority of reported cases were not vaccinated. Here’s a breakdown of the total number of cases by age category: 27 cases under 18, 51 cases 18-39, 23 cases 40-60, and 15 cases over 60.

The Centers for Disease Control recommends that fully vaccinated people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive an additional COVID vaccination. However, there are specific guidelines for people who fall into this moderately to severely compromised category. This includes people who have:

• received active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood;

• You have had an organ transplant and you are taking medicines to weaken the immune system;

• You have had a stem cell transplant within the past 2 years or you are taking medicines to weaken the immune system;

• Moderate or severe primary immune deficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)

• Advanced or untreated HIV infection;

• Active treatment with high dose corticosteroids or other medicines which may suppress your immune response.

Contact your doctor to see if he recommends the extra dose.

Calloway County is in the COVID Red Zone, which means we have high community transmission of the virus. Accordingly, we make the following recommendations: 1) get vaccinated, 2) wear a mask, 3) practice social distancing, 4) avoid social activities with unvaccinated people, especially if you are medically vulnerable, and 5) postpone major public events.

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