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Status Update August 8, 2022

Current reported active cases in the City of New Brighton were stable over the previous week.  There was one additional death in the City during 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 CDC COVID-19 Community Level for Ramsey County is LOW.  The current COVID-19 Metro Wastewater tracking, a leading indicator of infections, decreased by 7% over last week and since May 31st has varied over a very narrow range with weekly average values remaining +/- 10% of the mean value for the period.  The current levels of COVID activity are consistent with levels last detected in during the beginning of November.  Variant BA.5 is the dominant variant constituting 81% of the viral RNA entering the plant .

The current four authorized vaccines are; Pfizer, Moderna, Novax, and Johnson and Johnson.  The current authorized booster dose vaccines are Pfizer and Moderna.  Those who have received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine as a primary are recommended to receive the Pfizer or Moderna Booster.  The Novax vaccine has not been authorized as a booster dose.  The currently available COVID vaccines are estimated to have saved 20,000,000 lives worldwide during the previous 12 months.

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.  

Approximately 82.3% of Ramsey County residents aged 5 and up, and 77.3% of all Ramsey County residents have received at least one vaccination.  Approximately 66.93% of Ramsey County residents have received at least one booster dose.  

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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