November 14, 2021, 3:50 p.m. (ChST)
Preliminary COVID-19 Test Results: 22 New Cases, 27 Hospitalized;
Requirements for Minors to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine;
Food Commodities Distribution Continues November 18
27 Hospitalized for COVID-19
SPECIAL NOTE: Based on today's data, if we were to compare two (2) hypothetical populations of 100,000 people each, vaccinated versus unvaccinated, there would be 14 vaccinated people hospitalized for COVID-19 compared to 86 unvaccinated people hospitalized for COVID- 19. The risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19 is about 6 times higher for the unvaccinated as compared to the vaccinated.
*Population is based on the 2018 Statistical Yearbook. Pending population update.
COVID-19 Test Results: 22 New Cases of COVID-19
Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported a preliminary case count of 22 new cases of COVID-19 from 282 specimens analyzed on November 13. Additional results are pending analysis and submission from other clinics and will be reported on Monday, November 15. To date, there have been a total of 18,913 officially reported cases, 258 deaths, 1,993 cases in active isolation, and 16,662 not in active isolation. As of November 12, the CAR Score is 4.5.
Requirements for Minors to Receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine:
Parent/legal guardian must provide minor’s birth certificate
Parent/legal guardian must have a government-issued photo identification (ID)
Minor must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
Guardians must present legal guardianship or power-of-attorney documents
For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (first two doses), the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series:
Anyone age 65 years and older
Anyone age 18 years and older with underlying medical conditions
Anyone 18 years and older with an elevated risk of COVID-19 exposure and transmission due to their occupation (e.g. healthcare workers, law enforcement, fire, K-12 teachers and support staff, university faculty, daycare employees, food and agriculture workers, manufacturing workers, USPS workers, corrections workers, public transit workers, grocery store workers) or institutional settings.
For individuals who received the Johnson and Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.