Eastland County COVID-19 Update, August 26, 2021

The total number of COVID cases has risen sharply in the last few weeks.

  1. The number of positive cases of COVID from August 15-25: 124

These are positive results from Eastland Memorial Hospital, B/W Clinic, and Family Health Clinic only.

I have verbal reports from many, many others that have tested at home or nursing homes, or schools. So, the true count is actually much higher. Eastland Memorial Hospital had four COVID-positive individuals that were on ventilators. There are now three on ventilators. It has been very difficult to transfer patients who need intensive care.

This delta variant COVID virus is much more contagious than before. We are certainly concerned at this time about the rise in cases in younger individuals. Please take caution. Wear your masks and get vaccinated. If you have been vaccinated, get the booster vaccine when available.

How to Address COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation ~ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How to Address COVID-19 Vaccine Misconceptions ~ Health and Human Services

A New Resource for Fighting Vaccine Misinformation ~ Scientific American

Please stay safe, even more important, keep others safe. We all have a responsibility to keep our children and vulnerable individuals as protected as possible.

Dr. Robert DeLuca

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