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COVID numbers declining, but another death reported this week

SALYERSVILLE – Local COVID-19 numbers seem to be on the decline, though another suspected death related to the virus has been reported since last week.

The Magoffin County Health Department confirmed on Wednesday that there were 10 new COVID-19 cases from Magoffin County on Thursday, September 30, 2 on Friday, 8 on Saturday, 3 on Sunday, 2 on Monday, 5 on Tuesday, and 11 as of 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6. To date, 2,139 COVID-19 cases have been reported from Magoffin County, with 61 active cases to date (down from 131 on Wednesday last week). Currently, there are 5 people from Magoffin in the hospital.

Of the 11 new cases on Wednesday, three were under the age of 18 and three cases were breakthrough cases, or of fully-vaccinated individuals.

One suspected COVID-19-related death was reported since last week’s paper printed, though it cannot be confirmed until the death certificate comes in.
The Magoffin County Health Department will be giving Moderna vaccines next week and they also have booster Moderna vaccines for the immunocompromised. To qualify for a booster vaccine, people must fall into one of the following categories (from MCHD):

*Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood

*Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system

*Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system

*Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)

*Advanced or untreated HIV infection

*Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.

Please call, 349-6212 to make your appointment.

Pfizer booster vaccines, available locally at Walgreens, have been approved by the FDA for people over the age of 65 or in jobs where they work with the public six months after they received the second dose.


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