Sheridan County has added another 15 lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 since Friday.
The total number of cases in Sheridan County are now 2,719. According to Sheridan County COVID-19 Public Information Officer Jennifer Graves, 62 cases are active in the community. That’s five less than since Friday. Another 26 active cases are listed as “probable”.
Twenty cases have recovered over the weekend. Sheridan County has experienced 32 deaths resulting from COVID-19.
Currently, six patients are hospitalized due to the virus. The CDC has listed Sheridan County’s level of community transmission as HIGH.
On Aug. 16, the CDC announced that the Food and Drug Administration amended the Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to allow an additional dose to be administered to people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems after an initial 2-dose series.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices met on Friday, Aug.13, to discuss a recommendation on additional doses for the immunocompromised population.
“At a time when the Delta variant is surging, an additional vaccine dose for some people with weakened immune systems could help prevent serious and possibly life-threatening COVID-19 cases within this population,” CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH said in a statement.
To read the full media statement from Walensky, on signing the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendation for an additional dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine in moderately to severely immunocompromised residents, click here.