COVID-19 is a new coronavirus first detected in the Hubei Province in China in December 2019. With thousands of confirmed cases in China, the novel coronavirus has spread internationally to South Korea, Japan, Italy, and others, including the United States. International health organizations continue to learn more about this virus, including development of vaccines.
Washington County’s Departments of Public Health and Public Safety in conjunction with County Administration are continuing to work closely with our state and federal health agencies to monitor the spread of the disease and act decisively to ensure we are as prepared as possible to keep Washington County safe and healthy.
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CASE STATUS IN WASHINGTON COUNTY
Currently, our Washington County Public Health professionals continue monitoring a number local residents (statistics shown below) who either reported close contact with a subject testing positive for COVID-19 and quarantined, or were tested accordingly for COVID-19.
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Case Status data updated: 08/01/2020, 8:00 AM
NOTES ON RECENT CASE ACTIVITY
Since Friday's report, six new COVID-19 + cases were added / processed, there were three new recoveries of active cases and three current cases are hospitalized. Our Public Health and contact tracing team continues to work through the investigations of these new cases, identifying three of the six new cases with ties to other cases / investigations and the three remaining cases have no identified origin of exposure at this time. Of the six new cases added, one had been fully vaccinated (received the Pfizer vaccine) and is experiencing minor symptoms. Our Public Health team is strongly encouraging those not vaccinated to consider vaccination, and those who are not feeling well to STAY HOME and GET TESTED, limiting the potential of exposing others is critical to keeping the spread of the virus under control!
ACTIVE COVID-19 CASE MAP BY TOWN (Updated 8/01/2021)
Based on the recent increases in COVID-19 cases, we're releasing an updated graphic map showing the active COVID-19 + cases by town as of this morning (August 1, 2021) - provided the active case count remains above ten, we will return to releasing the map weekly. ⚠: Please understand that the absence of confirmed cases in a community does not mean there is not a COVID-19 risk in that community. We are encouraging everyone in our communities to ensure to take all necessary precautions while out in public. There is no one area that is "safer" from exposure to COVID-19 than another!
CDC UPDATES "PUBLIC HEALTH RECOMMENDATIONS"
On July 27, 2021, the CDC issued an updated set of recommendations for fully vaccinated people, the full guidance can be found on the CDC's website here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated-guidance.html
As of 08/01/2021 at 8:00 AM, Washington County remains in the MODERATE category for "Level of Community Transition", according to the CDC.