DPHSS: Death of 18-year-old a reminder of the coronavirus' nondiscriminatory nature
Fifteen new cases of Covid-19 were identified out of 1,022 tests performed by the DPHSS on Sunday, Feb. 7, and tests from additional labs from Friday, Feb. 5 to 7.
Eight cases reported recent travel history and were identified in quarantine. Eight cases were identified through contact tracing. This breakdown includes the 13 cases previously reported by the Joint Information Center since Friday, Feb. 5.
To date, there have been a total of 7,664 officially reported cases of Covid-19 with 130 deaths, 103 cases in active isolation, and 7,431 not in active isolation.
The 130th death reported Monday was an 18-year-old woman. The government could not provide additional information related to the case of the young woman, who had no medical industry.
"This is a painful reminder that our work is not over. We are vaccinating our people and continue to test our community," said Janela Carrera, communications director for DPHSS.
"But we must continue to emphasize to the community that mitigation measures are important now as they were then. Covid-19 does not discriminate."
The death of the 18 year-old, Carrera added, was a reminded that Covid-19 affects the all ages, all health conditions--the sickest and healthiest.
"Even as we are celebrating victories like vaccinating at high rates when compared to the rest of the nation, we must not let our guard down. DPHSS continues its mission until we can be assured that Covid-19 is no longer wreaking havoc on our community," Carrera said.
COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule for Feb. 9-13 at UOG Fieldhouse
COVID-19 vaccination clinics continue Tuesday, February 9 through Saturday, February 13 at the UOG Fieldhouse from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
These clinics will prioritize those due for their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine. Pfizer-BioNTech first doses will be limited to 50 per hour for eligible individuals. No first doses of the Moderna vaccine will be administered. Residents are advised to schedule an appointment online via Eventbrite. Click here to schedule and to learn more about eligibility requirements.
Due to a higher demand for second dose vaccines on Wednesday, Feb. 10, there is a separate Eventbrite link to schedule appointments. This clinic will prioritize those due for their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine. Pfizer-BioNTech first doses will be limited to 50 per hour for eligible individuals. No first doses of the Moderna vaccine will be administered.
Click here to schedule and to learn more about eligibility requirements.
Upon arrival, individuals 70 years and older will be sent to the front of the line. Please bring a digital or hard copy appointment confirmation and a photo ID. Those due for their second dose are reminded to bring their COVID-19 immunization card. This ensures quicker processing and proper documentation.
COVID-19 Homebound Vaccinations Continue Feb. 9 – 12
DPHSS, in partnership with the MCOG, and GDOE, continues homebound vaccinations for those who pre-registered with their respective village mayors and met the eligibility criteria. The homebound vaccinations schedule for this week is as follows: