THD officials encourage safety methods to prevent community spread of COVID-19 – Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, Oklahoma 2021-07-21 14:29:19 –

The Tulsa-Tulsa Health Department in Oklahoma encourages residents of Tulsa County to follow public health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and delta variants to the community.

Dr. Bruce Dart, Executive Director of THD, said:

“The COVID-19 vaccine continues to be the best preventive tool against the virus that killed more than 1,148 inhabitants of Tulsa County. If you haven’t received it yet, vaccinate anyone over the age of 12 It is recommended that people who are not fully immunized wear a mask indoors when in close contact with others. Serious due to COVID-19 due to existing conditions People at high risk of illness should follow the same guidance regardless of their vaccination status due to the high level of transmission of the delta variant. “

THD announced on July 14 that the average hospitalization for the last three days in Tulsa County was 107 and there were 45 patients in the intensive care unit.

The latest available data show that their number has increased to 175 hospitalizations and that there are 70 patients in the ICU.

It was also announced on July 14 that 613 new weekly cases were reported among residents of Tulsa County. This is an increase of 69.8% from the previous week.

In July 2020, 1,118 new cases were reported that week, and the new week’s reports were about the same for 1,120 new cases a year later.

Vaccines are so effective in reducing infections and serious illnesses that unvaccinated individuals appear to be promoting the spread of the infection, according to THD reports.

According to the latest available data, 36.4% of new cases identified after July 4 were individuals between the ages of 18 and 35.

According to the latest immune data available, only 17.4% of Tulsa County residents under the age of 35 are fully vaccinated. This includes residents under the age of 12 who are not eligible for vaccination.

Dr. Dart said of the health and safety guidelines:

“Calls people to continue measures to protect themselves from exposure and infection with COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status. A hierarchical approach to vaccines, masks, social distance and hand washing is available in Tarsa County. It is the most protective step that people can take to stay healthy until the risk of exposure to delta variants and COVID-19 is reduced. “

To date, 49.7% of all residents of Tulsa County have been vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine at least once.Reservations can be made online Online vaccine portal.

Residents experiencing COVID-19 symptoms are encouraged to be tested, even if they have already been vaccinated. Testing helps public health professionals detect and track new variants.

THD has partnered with two local providers to offer free COVID-19 testing. For more information, please visit: THD website.

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