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Status Update November 22, 2022

The current CDC COVID-19 Community Level for Ramsey County is LOW.  

There were two additional COVID related death during the previous week. Current reported active cases in the City of New Brighton were consistent with the previous week.    Due to the availability of home testing as well as case reporting delays the current case count may not represent the actual level of virus activity in the community.

The current COVID-19 Metro Wastewater tracking, a leading indicator of infections, decreased 7% over the last week.   The weekly average load over the past nine weeks (9/13 to 11/14) has not varied much, remaining within 20% of the average value for the period.  Variant BA.5 is the dominant variant constituting 91% of the viral RNA entering the plant.  Variant BA.4 and BA.2 represented 2% and 7% respectively.  

Moderna and Pfizer have released preliminary data indicating the updated bivalent boosters generate significantly higher immune response providing additional protection against the BA.5 and BA.4 variants including the sub-lineages.  The boosters are now available.  Those who have received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine as a primary vaccine are recommended to receive the Pfizer or Moderna Booster. 

78.4% of all Ramsey County residents have received at least one vaccination.  73.1% of residents in Ramsey County have a complete vaccination series.  19.8% of residents in Ramsey County are up to date on their COVID Vaccinations.

Vaccines are available for those ages 6 months and up following unanimous approval by the regulatory agencies.  For more information contact your child's health provider.  

Mitigation Measures

The data continues to indicate the vaccine is highly effective at preventing severe illness or death.   All adults and those over 12 should receive a third vaccine dose if it has been more than 5 months since your second dose, immunocompromised individuals should consider a booster 3 months following your second dose. 

The CDC has recommended utilizing N95 or KN-95 masks when in high risk settings.  

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COVID Symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported - ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2 to 5 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

When to Seek Emergency Medical Attention

Look for emergency warning signs (see note) for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

Note: This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.

Source: CDC

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