COVID cases continue to decline in Lincoln County – The Interior Journal

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The number of COVID-19 cases continues to decline in Lincoln County, according to the Lincoln County Health Department (LCHD).

LCHD Director Diane Miller said Monday there were a total of 95 active cases of COVID-19 reported in Lincoln County.

“Our cases are down,” she said.

The LCHD was monitoring 15 contacts with these cases as of Monday morning.

Miller reported that nine people had been hospitalized because of the virus.

A total of 89 COVID-19-related deaths have been confirmed by the state since the start of the epidemic, and Miller said she will send two new deaths to the state for review this week.

“The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic is 4,368,” Miller said.

Miller said LCHD plans to host booster clinics in the future for those interested in receiving a booster injection.

“I am currently in the process of doing a count, so anyone interested in getting a callback please call our department for more information and the eligibility process,” she said. “We will be doing boosts of all three, namely Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson.”

Anyone who has not yet been vaccinated and is interested in doing so can still get the LCHD vaccine.

Children between the ages of five and 11 have been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Miller said parents who want to get their child vaccinated can contact LCHD. Miller said the Lincoln County School District will also be surveying parents to see how many are interested.

Miller said she is also encouraging the public to go ahead and get the flu shot.

For more information, contact LCHD at 606-365-3106.

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