Coronavirus

Kiowa County Public Health COVID-19 Weekly Update - December 15, 2021

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DATA

  • Cases 260
  • Hospitalizations 10 (up 1)
  • Deaths 4**

*These are cumulative totals as of 12/13/2021 4pm **Deaths in people with a recent positive COVID Test

  • CASES PAST 7 days: 9 (0 vaccinated)
  • CASES PAST 14 days: 15 (0 vaccinated)

ALL hospitalizations and deaths in Kiowa County were in people who were not vaccinated.

Rapid tests play a crucial role in curbing COVID-19 infections – especially as people gather for the holidays

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As winter begins and the holidays are in full swing, the COVID-19 pandemic has entered another worrying phase. Emergence of the omicron variant, along with increasing rates of infections, have left many people unsure about their holiday plans.

Omicron: evidence shows it evades immunity from earlier infection more than other variants

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Evidence suggests that the Omicron variant is associated with increased ability to evade immunity from prior infection. In contrast, there is no population-wide epidemiological evidence of increased immune escape associated with the Beta or Delta variants.

Kiowa County Public Health Weekly COVID-19 Update - December 8, 2021

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DATA

  • Cases 260
  • Hospitalizations 9
  • Deaths 4**

*These are cumulative totals as of 12/07/2021 4pm **Deaths in people with a recent positive COVID test.

  • CASES PAST 7 days: 9 (0 vaccinated)
  • CASES PAST 14 days: 15 (0 vaccinated)

ALL hospitalizations and deaths in Kiowa County were in people who were not vaccinated.