The Erie County Division of Well being has offered the most recent public well being replace regarding COVID-19.
From Aug. 16 to Aug. 22, there have been 437 instances reported with a median of 62.4 instances.
The brand new case numbers solely mirror the reported instances and will not be a particular indicator or precise variety of instances in Erie County.
In the identical time span the Division of Well being has reported 4 COVID associated deaths. This brings the dying complete for 2022 to 137.
There have been 1,762 vaccinations and boosters administered. This will increase the full variety of individuals vaccinated to 184,558.
Discover vaccines close to you
- textual content ZIP Code to 438829
- go to vaccines.gov
- name 1-800-232-0233
For record of native vaccination websites, go to eriecountypa.gov/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine
For record of native websites providing free testing, go to eriecountypa.gov/covid-19/covid-19-testing-information
In keeping with the well being division, the advantage of vaccination is that it helps the physique stop extreme sickness and lessens the chance of needing hospitalization.
Boosters lengthen the effectiveness of vaccines in opposition to COVID-19 and assist shield in opposition to variants. Based mostly on information from Erie County, those that are boosted are:
- 7 occasions much less prefer to be contaminated with COVID-19
- 14 occasions much less more likely to die from COVID-19
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When you’ve got issues or questions on vaccines, ask healthcare professionals or contact the Erie County Division of Well being at 814-451-6700.