The rate of new infections in the Gateway District are continuing to see an increase as well.
In the Health Department’s weekly recap last week, there were 438 active cases of COVID-19 throughout Bath, Elliott, Menifee, Morgan and Rowan Counties. That number is now up to 566.
Greg Brewer is the Department’s Public Health Director. He says he had noticed an increased vaccination rate in the weeks leading up to the new school year, and he thinks the FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine has improved that effort.
Brewer says the vaccines are really the only way to get the community away from the present trend, and lift the burden on our healthcare workers.