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Status Update March 27th, 2023

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

There were no additional COVID related death during the previous eight weeks in the  City of New Brighton. Current reported active cases in the City of New Brighton are fewer than with 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, dropped sharply over last week, down 30% compared to a week earlier and is now 61% lower than it was four weeks ago.  BA.2 and BA.5 sub-lineages contributed 94% and 4% of the viral RNA entering the plant, unchanged from last week.

BA 2.75 and XBB sub-variants are both subsets of BA.2 lineage.  BA 2.75 made up 2% of viral load. Variant XBB made up 93% of the viral DNA entering the plant.

BQ.1 subvariants are a subset of the BA.5 lineage and made up 3% of the viral RNA entering the plant.  

78.7% of all Ramsey County residents have received at least one vaccination.  73.7% of residents in Ramsey County have a complete vaccination series.  29.5% 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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