Decrease in COVID cases along the Coast

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are starting to decrease here along the Coast.

Exactly one month ago on August 27th when the delta variant was ripping through the state, the department of health reported 4,041 new COVID-19 cases in a single day.

Numbers are less than half of what they were just a few weeks ago, according to Chris Ayers, clinical pharmacist at Singing River Health System.

Ayers says the vaccine and monoclonal antibody infusions have played a big role in the decrease of cases.

With the holiday season swiftly approaching Ayers says it is important to remain vigilant. “Again, if you haven’t had your vaccine go ahead and get vaccinated. That’s number one. You still have time between now and the holiday period. You know that once you complete your vaccination, it still takes about two weeks before you reach full immunity but just as you are out and about whether it is a festival, Halloween, trick-or-treating, just take precautions. Be sure to still be doing the things we do. Wash our hands and if you find yourself in a crowd and you are one of those at-risk persons, it’s not a bad idea to go ahead and wear a mask during that time.”

Singing River Health System has walk-in vaccination centers open five days a week from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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