COVID-19 Case Total Update for Feb. 24

COVID-19 Update
COVID-19 Update

As of Noon, Wednesday, February 24, Russell County has 840 total positive cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, an increase of three since Monday, according to the Russell County Health Department.

The current active and in isolation case count is 10 with 807 recovered cases, 57 hospitalizations, 23 deaths and 21 in quarantine.

The cumulative positivity rate for last week was 15.4 percent. The cumulative positivity rate for this week is 13.6 percent. The cumulative positivity rate for the month of February is 13.1 percent.

Vaccinations still continue according to the Russell County Health Department. The state is still in Phase 2. It has not been determined when the state gets to move to Phase 3.

Eventually, Phase 3 will be open for those aged 18 and over with severe medical risks, which include cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD, Downs Syndrome, heart conditions, immunocompromised state, type two diabetes, sickle cell disease and pregnant patients.

It also includes non-healthcare workers in critical infrastructure who cannot perform their duties remotely. This includes, but not limited to, agricultural and food workers not included in previous phases, workers performing in-person activities indoors, utility workers, social service and government workers not included in previous phases, shelter and housing workers, and IT and communication workers.

(Information courtesy Russell County Health Department.)