Miami County Public Health COVID-19 Safety Update

Provided by Miami County Public Health

MIAMI COUNTY - Miami County Public Health wants to encourage everyone to stay safe as schools resume and everyone comes back from the holiday break. After the holiday season and arrival of the latest COVID-19 variant, Miami County is currently experiencing a surge in new COVID-19 cases. For the month of December, there were 2,261 new COVID cases, 156 hospitalizations, and 27 deaths. Since January 1, 2022, 950 new cases, 37 hospitalizations and 4 deaths reported. In addition to the continued spread of COVID-19, Miami County is also seeing an increase in flu activity. Since November 1, 2021, there were 15 flu hospitalizations in Miami County.
 

   The winter season is just getting started but there are several things we can do to help stay healthy. The best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 and the flu, is to get vaccinated. It’s not too late. There are also other tools we can use to help stay healthy and avoid spreading germs to others.
- Get a COVID-19 and flu vaccine as soon as you can
- If you are sick or have symptoms, stay home
- If you have symptoms, get tested
- Wear a mask if you are in public indoor setting and not fully vaccinated
- Practice safe social distancing
- Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer if soap & water aren’t available

 

   Miami County Public Health offers both COVID-19 and flu vaccines by appointment only. For information on vaccine appointments visit: www.miamicountyhealth.net