COVID hospitalizations climb in McPherson County

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By Jessie Wagoner

 

Seven McPherson County residents are currently hospitalized for treatment of COVID-19. As of press time, there are 102 active cases of COVID-19 in the county. 

The McPherson County Health Department released an update on Tuesday with recommendations for McPherson County residents. 

“McPherson County Health Department (MCHD) recommends all individuals 2 years old and above mask in indoor settings when six-foot distance cannot be maintained while community transmission is high,” Shalei Shea, MCHD director, said. “Vaccination continues to be the number one public health prevention strategy. Get vaccinated if you’re eligible, stay home if you are sick, and wash your hands.” 

Cases among children under the age of 18 continue to rise in the county. Between Sept. 26 and Sept. 31, eight new cases among children were diagnosed. At this time, only children 12 years old and above are eligible to receive the vaccine.

To schedule an appointment to get a COVID vaccination, contact your primary care provider or the McPherson County Health Department. According to the McPherson County Coronavirus Dashboard, 44.3 percent of the McPherson County population is vaccinated.