British variant of COVID-19 found in Madison County
WISNER – The Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Well being Division (ELVPHD) has obtained a notification indicating that an extra one who has examined optimistic for COVID-19 and has since been discovered with the UK variant B.1.1.7. ELVPHD advised media on Saturday that two circumstances of the California variant B.1.429 had been recognized. These are the primary recognized circumstances of variant SARS-CoV-2 within the ELVPHD district. All three circumstances are in Madison County.
Regionally, COVID-19 circumstances are on an upward pattern. Throughout the earlier week, the ELVPHD investigated 52 circumstances in comparison with 39 and 44 within the earlier two weeks.
Vaccination and adherence to public well being suggestions stay the very best line of protection towards COVID-19 and variant strains. We proceed to induce residents and guests to our well being district to proceed to remain residence when they’re sick, put on a masks in public locations, keep away from crowded areas and (for ages 16 and over) get vaccinated towards COVID-19.
ELVPHD receives allocations from all out there vaccines. When offering the Pfizer vaccine, individuals 16 years of age and over could obtain the vaccine, and when offering the Moderna and / or Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the permitted age is eighteen years and over. Thus far, ELVPHD has offered greater than 16,500 COVID-19 vaccines. Along with the vaccines offered by the well being service, many clinics and pharmacies additionally present COVID-19 vaccines within the district.
Please observe the ELVPHD web site and social media pages to seek out data on upcoming immunization clinics, areas and occasions.