The Bulloch County Well being Division is, as soon as once more, accepting new appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine. All public well being departments throughout Georgia paused scheduling appointments on Jan. 25 to verify there was sufficient vaccine for second doses and for individuals who already had future appointments.
“Bulloch County has openings throughout the subsequent few days for eligible people who’re desirous about receiving their COVID-19 vaccine,” stated Katie Hadden, public data officer for the 16-county Southeast Well being District, which incorporates Bulloch. “At most of our vaccination websites, appointments can be found in roughly one week.”
At present, anybody 65 and older is eligible to obtain a vaccine together with different teams, together with well being care staff and legislation enforcement and rescue personnel.
Like earlier than, the one method to schedule an appointment on the Bulloch Well being Division is to name (855) 473-4374. Hadden requested callers to be affected person whereas on maintain to make an appointment.
Additionally, Hadden reminded Bulloch residents that if an appointment is just not out there on the Altman St. workplace in Statesboro, they’ll schedule an appointment at any of the well being departments within the space via the identical appointment quantity.
In keeping with the Georgia Division of Well being, the now 16 Bulloch County vaccine suppliers final obtained extra doses on Monday, when 1,000 arrived.
Thus far, the suppliers, which embrace the Bulloch County Well being Division, East Georgia Regional Medical Heart, six pharmacies and several other native well being practices, have been allotted 12,000 vaccine doses by the state. The Well being Division obtained a further 1,000 doses on Monday.
The state had administered about 1.35 million doses as of Friday afternoon — about 74% of the vaccine it’s been allotted, in accordance with the Division of Well being web site. One of the best-performing states have used greater than 85% of their vaccine doses.
In Bulloch County, there have been 53 new instances reported for Thursday and Friday mixed, with 34 on Thursday and 19 on Friday. Bulloch now has recorded 4,863 complete COVID instances, which have resulted in 47 deaths and 190 native residents being hospitalized because the pandemic started in March.
Additionally, Bulloch County Public Security/Emergency Administration Company Director Ted Wynn stated the state Division of Well being studies there are 36 non-confirmed deaths that signify Bulloch residents who obtained a optimistic antigen/speedy check for COVID-19, developed COVID-19 signs and then died.
With 2,529 new instances reported Friday, the state’s complete variety of confirmed instances is now as much as 786,277. Sadly, Georgia reported 187 confirmed deaths on Friday, a new-single day excessive for deaths. The state loss of life toll now stands at 13,856 since March.
Wynn stated East Georgia Regional Medical Heart employees on Wednesday have been caring for 22 COVID sufferers, with 11 sufferers on ventilators.
COVID instances that require hospitalization proceed to see a powerful decline in Georgia. After setting a single-day excessive Jan. 11 with 6,108 state residents hospitalized, that quantity dropped to three,511 hospitalized on Thursday. Hospitalizations have declined nearly day-after-day since Jan. 11.
Throughout the US, instances that require hospitalization have seen a gradual decline, as properly, since hitting a peak on Jan. 6 of 132,474 Individuals within the hospital with COVID. On Thursday, hospitalizations had dropped to 74,225. It marked the thirtieth consecutive day of a decline in hospitalizations.
Nationwide case numbers
In keeping with statistics from the Johns Hopkins College of Drugs, as of Friday afternoon, 479,949 Individuals had died from coronavirus. Additionally, Johns Hopkins reported the U.S. has had 27,464,442 confirmed instances because the begin of the pandemic.
The Bulloch County Colleges system has reported 32 new instances this week, for a complete of 553 COVID instances since lessons began on Aug. 17.
Georgia Southern had 80 complete instances reported Feb. 1–7 — 69 self-reported and 11 college confirmed instances. GS subsequent studies on new instances on Monday.
East Georgia State Faculty reported no new instances throughout its three campuses since Monday. The school has had a complete of 151 instances throughout its three campuses since Aug. 17.
Ogeechee Technical Faculty reported two new instances for the week of Feb. 1–7. Ogeechee Tech has had a complete of 63 instances throughout its campuses since Aug. 17.
COVID-19 testing operated by Mako Medical is out there at Luetta Moore Park, 585 Martin Luther King Drive.
Testing schedule: Monday, Wednesday — 8 a.m.–3 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday — 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Friday — 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; second and fourth Saturday of every month — 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
To register, go to https://mako.trade/splash/GAmakotesting/.