Tuesday, November 23, 2021

About Those COVID Numbers

A press release today from Matt Murell, chair of the Columbia County Board of Supervisors, contained this information about the current COVID-19 infections in the county:
The Columbia County COVID-19 infection rate now stands at 9.5 percent, said county DOH Director Jack Mabb today, adding, “There are no significant clusters and the infections are confined to no specific area of the county.”
Director Mabb said that “positive cases seem to be half vaccinated and half not vaccinated, with the vaccinated not having significant illness. Another plus of the county’s high vaccination rate is that hospitalizations remain low with the majority of those hospitalized being unvaccinated.”
Good reason for even those vaccinated and boosted to wear a mask and keep a safe distance from others.

1 comment:

  1. It would help public education on COVID if the daily report released by the local Health Department broke down the numbers of new cases between vaccinated and un-vaccinated. If Director Mabb is stating a % then the department should be able to break down the new cases by numbers. This would be a good step in making the information on the report more relevant to the citizens.