Sheridan County has added 14 new lab confirmed cases in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of LCC in the county 4,090 cases since the pandemic began.
The county has also added 11 probable cases in the last 24 hours. That total is now 1,224.
There are now 224 active cases of the virus in the Sheridan County community.
According to COVID-19 Public Information Officer Jennifer Graves, there are currently 20 residents hospitalized in Sheridan County battling the virus.
Sheridan County has experienced the deaths of 49 residents from COVID-19.
The SMH vaccination clinic continues to see activity and with the approval of the Moderna booster, the clinic now alternates the days in which each booster is administered.
Flu season is approaching. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the U.S., flu season occurs in the fall and winter. While influenza viruses spread year-round, most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February, but activity can last as late as May.
According to Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Addlesperger, those who are continuing to social distance, wear masks and wash their hands are already taking measures, but vaccines will help keep the numbers down.
The CDC lists Sheridan County’s level of COVID-19 community transmission as HIGH.
More COVID-19 information is available at www.sheridancounty.com/covid-19/.