Upward climb of area COVID-19 cases slows some | Health & Fitness

Several new mobile vaccination clinics by Three Rivers are coming up this Friday and Saturday. From 5-8 p.m. Friday, Three Rivers will be at Regency II Mobile Home Park at 807 S. Broad Street. They will be in Hooper and Herman on Saturday. From 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. they will be at the Faith Food Pantry at Immanuel Lutheran Church at 27053 County Rd. 12 and from noon-2 p.m. they will be at Herman City Park. 

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Area COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue upward trend | Health & Fitness






Terra Uhing

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Three Rivers is pleased that the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine, also known as Comirnaty, has received FDA approval for individuals who are 16 years of age and older.

“This is extremely exciting news. We know that many have been waiting for this before making the choice to get vaccinated against COVID-19. With the current state of the pandemic, we are thrilled that more people will feel comfortable enough to get vaccinated,” Uhing said.

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The health department has identified 11 new lab-confirmed variants of concern within the health district.

The new

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Japan PM Suga urges travel curbs as COVID-19 cases surge before Paralympics

A security guard wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks past the symbol of the Paralympic Games under installation at the National Stadium, the main venue of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, August 10, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

TOKYO, Aug 13 (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday urged people to refrain from travelling as COVID-19 cases spiked to new records in Tokyo and nationwide, heaping pressure on the medical system.

His comments follow health expert recommendations to strengthen states of emergency now in place in the capital and other

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Alabama adds almost 3,900 COVID cases, 1,400 from 3 counties

Three Alabama counties accounted for almost 40% of the state’s COVID cases added overnight.

The Alabama Department of Public Health’s most recent data shows the state added 3,851 coronavirus cases since yesterday, bringing the total since March 2020 to 619,752. The state added 41 deaths bringing the total to 11.689. Deaths reports typically lag, sometimes as much as weeks, based on the length of the investigation.

Three counties – Baldwin, Jefferson and Mobile – added the greatest number of cases, combining for 1,397. Baldwin reported 284 new cases, Jefferson 464 and Mobile 649.

The following are the latest county-by-county case

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881 New COVID Cases, No New Deaths Reported In San Diego County

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — The San Diego County health department has reported 881 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths, bringing the cumulative number of cases to 297,226 since the pandemic began, with the death toll remaining at 3,798.

There were 23 new hospitalizations reported Saturday, bringing the total to 15,885 to date, with a decrease of one patient from an intensive care unit, bringing the total ICU admissions to date to 1,726, health officials said.

There were 13,543 tests reported as of Friday, with a 7-day average of 11,069 and a 7-day positive rate of 8.5%, county

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