Sunday, July 21, 2024

New Criteria Increase Mendocino County’s Number of COVID-19 Deaths by 5%


The following is a press release issued by Mendocino County Public Health:

[Stock image by Matt LaFever]

If you look at the Mendocino County death data on the California Department of Public Health COVID-19 dashboard, it will show 154 deaths instead of 146. The State of California has changed the way COVID-19 deaths are counted. The state now counts COVID-19 deaths based on the same criteria as other illnesses. The increase is the result of re-counting past COVID-19 deaths with new criteria. For the state, this is an increase of 0.3%, and for Mendocino County, it is a 5% increase. This change does not represent an increasing trend. COVID-19 deaths over the last 6 months in Mendocino County have declined and remain low.

COVID-19 is still in our community. People are testing positive but at low levels. We are not worried about a surge as we have seen in the past but expect cases to rise this fall and winter as we often do for respiratory illnesses like the flu.

Be prepared for the fall and winter respiratory illness season.

  1. Now is the time to vaccinate if you have not kept up on your boosters. The single-dose bivalent vaccine is available to almost everyone over 6 years old, including those who have never had a shot. If you are over 60 or immune compromised, you may be eligible for a booster 4 months from your last vaccination. For children under 6, consult your healthcare provider.
  2. If you are sick with respiratory symptoms, take a COVID-19 over-the-counter antigen test (mostly free). If you test negative, but your symptoms continue, test again in 2 days to be sure. If you have a positive test, you should isolate for 5 days. You can end isolation after a negative test if you no longer have a fever and symptoms have decreased. Wear a mask indoors if you live with vulnerable people. Be sure to have them test as well.
  3. Medication can reduce your risk of severe symptoms, hospitalization, and long COVID. If you test positive, contact your healthcare provider, or call Sesame Care at +1 (888) 897-1244.
  4. If you have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19 but are not sick, test with an antigen test as soon as you know. Test again in 2 days to be sure. Wear a mask when you are out or around vulnerable people until you know you are not sick. If you are not ill, there is no reason to quarantine.
  5. People over 65 years old and those with compromised immune systems should consider wearing a mask indoors with other people to prevent exposure. N95-type masks are the safest. If you are with a group of people indoors, consider increasing ventilation with open windows, doors, fans, or air conditioners.

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  1. Oh yes, here we go again!!!! As Anthony Fauci’s lies have been exposed, how can you trust any government press release? This is why no one should decide your medical decisions but you. Now we know vaccines help but do not keep you from getting it, that’s your right to decide if you want it, not some Libtard Governor. By the way I was vaccinated and got Covid, a mild case. I realize the vaccine may have kept it mild but no one should tell me I must get vaccinated and violate my rights.

  2. I know several vaccinated and boosted people who have gotten covid and ended up in the hospital. The jab is a farce. Say what you want nobody will convince me other wise. And if you didn’t get covid after the jab you know doubt have so issue you never had before and if you don’t you will soon. Mark my words! #stopcomplying #covidsoverwith #impeachbidenfaucinewsom
    They never talk about underlying issues when they bring up covid deaths. It’s been proven that healthy people that caught covid didn’t die. Do your own research and stop believing the lie of the government!

  3. Some people will always believe the world is flat, regardless of the reams of evidence and data.

    Get yer tinfoil hats quick, while supplies last!!


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