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Clay County COVID-19 hospitalizations as high as last winter

The vast majority of those that are hospitalized are not vaccinated. Clay County staff are seeing very low numbers of break through hospitalizations.
The vast majority of those that are hospitalized are not vaccinated. Clay County staff are...
The vast majority of those that are hospitalized are not vaccinated. Clay County staff are seeing very low numbers of break through hospitalizations.(Clay County Public Health)
Published: Sep. 29, 2021 at 10:18 AM CDT
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CLAY COUNTY, Minn. (Valley News Live) - Clay County is continuing to see positive COVID-19 cases in the hundreds.

According to Clay County Public Health, there were 363 positive cases on the week on September 20th and 290 positive cases as of this week. There is still a total of 97 deaths in Clay County.

Clay County staff is saying that hospitalizations at hospitals are as high as they were last winter. The average age is 54. The vast majority of those that are hospitalized are not vaccinated. Clay County staff are seeing very low numbers of break through hospitalizations.

“If you are vaccinated, you can continue to do what you are doing; just really watch for symptoms,” Jamie Hennen, Director of Nursing. “We do have some breakthroughs. People are encouraged to get tested three to five days after a known exposure.”

Hospitals are continuing to be concerned about reaching capacity and staffing issues. Clay County Public Health does not have any booster shots planned for this week.

There will be a COVID-19 vaccine clinic offered tomorrow. The link is provided here.

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