Forty-two new cases of COVID-19 in Livingston County in the first half of May. The Livingston County Health Center says 35 cases were added last week alone.
Health Center Spokesperson Ann Burchette says the cases have been made up of individuals of all ages, the biggest age group being adults 30-40.
This surge in cases hasn’t come from any single facility, but more so clusters of family members and people that congregate together.
Positive cases throughout the month of May have largely been among unvaccinated people, but we have seen three breakthrough cases in the 75-95 age group.
Officials say it is possible that Mother’s Day might have been the catalyst for several of these cases, but we can only speculate as to their origin. What is important to note is that the virus is still circulating in our county, and residents should continue taking precautions such as wearing masks in public places, washing hands frequently, staying home when sick, avoiding crowded areas with poor ventilation, and getting vaccinated.
The health center has walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations available to those 18 and older. Call the health center at 646-5506 for more info.