As first vaccine FDA approved, 468 new COVID cases in past week in Madison County

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In a press release from the Madison County Health Department issued Monday, it seems that although the Pfizer vaccine is now officially approved with the others on the way, cases continue to climb in the area. You can watch the full video with Kelley McBride from the Health Department on the live newscast at three for more information. However, the numbers from the past week have been staggering:

The Madison County Health Department was notified of 468 positive covid-19 cases between Monday, August 16th– Sunday August 22nd, 2021.

8/16/2021- 67 cases

8/17/2021- 78 cases

8/18/2021- 114 cases

8/19/2021- 70 cases

8/20/2021- 73 cases  

8/21/2021- 33 cases

8/22/2021- 33 cases

The current incidence rate for Madison county is 64.1 cases per 100,000 population. The KDPH covid-19 dashboard can be found here and is updated daily Monday-Friday.

Guidance for what to do if you test positive for COVID-19 and if you are identified as a close contact to someone who is COVID-19 positive can be found on our website: www.madisoncountyhealthdept.org.

Also available on the website is a link to testing sites in Madison County. COVIDTest.pdf (madisoncountyhealthdept.org)  PLEASE NOTE:  Avoid going to the hospital Emergency Departments for COVID-19 tests.  Please call or visit the testing locations on the list.