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8/19/21 PSA - RE: Covid-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 19th, 2021

Steuben County has had a cumulative total of 4311 COVID-19 positive cases, and 62 deaths associated with COVID-19 and 4091 considered recovered from COVID-19.

The Indiana Department of Health is reporting a positivity rate of all tested at 12.35%. The Indiana Department of Health has also released today that Steuben County has a composite score of 2.5 with an advisory color of Orange.

The CDC and the Indiana Department of Health have released initial information related to a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine for those that are immunocompromised. This is different than the much anticipated COVID-19 vaccine booster. The third dose is recommended if you have: been receiving active cancer treatment, received an organ transplant, a stem cell transplant, have advanced or untreated HIV, active treatment with high dose of corticosteroids or moderate to severely immunodeficient. Individuals should speak with their physicians if they have any questions.

From all reports, the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot will be available late September to those that qualify. Please call the Health Department with any questions related to the COVID-19 booster shot.

The Steuben County Health Department has made an effort to verify the number of breakthrough cases in Steuben County. The number of breakthrough cases will differ from the Indiana State Department of Health due to cross verification with the state vaccine registry. At this time, the Steuben County Health Department has identified 78 cases in which the individual was successfully vaccinated and tested positive for COVID-19.

The Steuben County Health Department has taken measures to ensure accurate data reporting in regards to the number of identified cases correlated to Variants of Concern (VOC). Currently, Steuben County has the following cases identified originating from VOCs:

SARS-CoV-2 Variant(s) of Concern:

Number of Cases Identified:

Alpha

             70

Delta

10

Gamma

>5

Epsilon

6

 

The table below indicates the number of COVID-19 cases in Steuben County:

Demographic Age

Number of Cases

0-19

533

20-29

750

30-39

601

40-49

640

50-59

719

60-69

592

70-79

291

80+

185

Total

4311

*Please note this demographic breakdown will be updated weekly.

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