COVENTRY — The city is making good progress within the combat in opposition to COVID-19 and is forward of the state common in administering vaccinations amongst eligible residents, Jap Highlands Well being District Director Robert Miller instructed the Journal Inquirer Monday.
“The state has seen a gentle decline over the previous 4 weeks and Coventry has plateaued and declined, which is nice information for the neighborhood,” Miller mentioned.
As of Friday, Connecticut stood at a 2.58% day by day positivity charge.
The city is averaging a 4.4% positivity charge over a 14-day span, Miller mentioned, making the necessary distinction that state averages are primarily based on a single day and shouldn’t be in comparison with the 14-day city common.
Up to now, Coventry has inoculated about 69% of their residents who’re 75 years outdated and older with the primary dose of the vaccine. The state averages simply over a 50% vaccination charge for the two-dose immunization, he mentioned.
Miller mentioned the well being district and the state Public Well being Division proceed to work with senior middle employees in Coventry for outreach efforts and to arrange appointments for senior residents.
“Whereas this workplace is heartened to see prevalence of circumstances declining, and the decline seems to be persevering with, it’s nonetheless important and vitally necessary that residents keep vigilant in practising COVID-10 precautions that embrace washing your arms, sporting a masks, sustaining a bodily separation from others exterior of your family and staying dwelling from work in case you’re experiencing signs — now greater than ever — for us to protect our progress made in flattening the curve on this pandemic,” Miller mentioned.
The well being district is administering the Moderna vaccine in two doses, 28 days aside.
Residents can schedule an appointment by calling the state COVID Vaccine Appointment Help Line at 877-918-2224. Representatives can be found day by day from 8 a.m. to eight p.m.