FAIRFIELD COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE
The Fairfield County Health Department continues to record new COVID-19 case reports, COVID deaths, and vaccination rates and updates the Fairfield County report on a weekly basis. The Ohio Department of Health updates their COVID-19 Dashboard daily.
January 14, 2022 Report
Fairfield County’s COVID-19 case numbers increased by 16% this past week. From 01/07/2021 through 01/13/2022 we have had 2155 new COVID-19 cases reported, for a rate of 1367.61 cases per week per 100,000 population. This is the highest COVID-19 case rate we have seen.
41 new hospitalizations were reported in the past week and 9 additional COVID-19 related deaths were reported for December, for a total of 28 Fairfield County resident deaths for the month of December. So far, 1 COVID-19 related death has been reported for January.
There were 487 new first dose vaccinations given last week, with 58.3% of Fairfield County residents having received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. 39,034 booster doses have been administered.
The Fairfield County Health Department offers first and second dose vaccinations for anyone 5 and over, and COVID-19 booster doses for those eligible. We are also offering Flu shots at our clinic. Flu and COVID vaccinations can be done at the same time. Call (740)652-2800 to schedule an appointment.
The CDC has recently updated their COVID-19 isolation and quarantine guidelines. To determine how long you need to isolate if you test positive, or quarantine if you are exposed visit COVID Calculator or go to COVID Quarantine Isolation for detailed guidance.
Home self-test kit supplies were depleted due to heavy usage over the holidays. We are currently out of stock. Check our website, the library, local pharmacies or your healthcare provider for availability updates.
COVID-19 Prevention Strategies
- Vaccination: If you are eligible (12 or older) and can safely do so, get vaccinated against COVID-19.
- Masking: If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, wearing a mask that covers the nose, mouth, and chin will help.
- Social Distancing: If you are not fully vaccinated attempt to maintain at least 6 feet of distancing from others.
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