Here we are talking about Lake County is Now Classified as Having a Medium Covid-19 Community Spread. The interim public health officer for Lake County issued a warning on Monday, noting that the county’s COVID-19 infection rate is increasing at the same time that concerns the spread of influenza and the respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, are growing.
According to the most recent data provided by the California Department of Public Health, Dr. Karl Sporer and the Lake County Health Services Department indicated that the COVID community spread in Lake County has increased to the “medium” level.
Health officials are also highly concerned that RSV and influenza are fueling a countrywide wave of respiratory diseases simultaneously with the continuing epidemic.
Health officials in Lake County are apprehensive about the community’s first responders because of the numerous difficulties this development will provide for them as they carry out their duties this winter.
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The Lake County Health Services Department issued a statement on Monday afternoon stating that “our first responders are burdened by the direct consequences, indirect effects, and changes in their operational surroundings created by this heightened risk of exposure.”
“They are directly threatened by the possibility of contracting a severe illness, which increases absenteeism, stress, and quarantines. Indirect effects include altered service delivery, slowed training, and higher medical expenses for first responders. The organization claimed that other factors that are impacted include the availability of resources, their working conditions, and the degree or kind of service demand.
The number of newly admitted patients with confirmed COVID, newly diagnosed patients, and the proportion of staffed inpatient beds filled by coronavirus-positive patients all contribute to determining the community level of dissemination.
The CDPH mask mandate demands that communal settings, including jails and homeless shelters, implement universal mask mandates once Lake County enters the “medium” transmission level.
Although officials expressed concern for first responders in light of this development, their attention is still on Lake County’s elderly and vulnerable youth populations.
All individuals, but especially those who are more vulnerable to severe disease or who live with someone who is, are advised by Lake County Health Services to take the additional precautions listed below at this time:
• Refrain from coming into close touch with sick people.
• Scrub areas that are frequently touched.
• When inside or in busy areas, think about donning a well-fitting, high-quality mask.
• Use a tissue to cover coughs and sneezes. After using the tissue, dispose of it.
• If you’re sick, stay at home and avoid social interaction.
• Pass the COVID exam. People who experience flu-like symptoms should get tested for COVID, especially if they have underlying health issues that increase their risk of developing a severe illness or needing hospitalization due to the flu or COVID. You can order free, fast antigen COVID testing from the US Postal Service.
• Wash your hands frequently under running water and soap. If soap and water are unavailable, sterilize your hands using an alcohol-based product.
To avoid more severe sickness and hospitalization, officials strongly advise getting vaccinated and boosted against COVID and influenza. The new bivalent booster provides heightened defense against prevalent strains, such as omicron and its subvariants.
Additionally, getting a flu shot yearly is advised for everyone six months or older. At one of the many vaccination locations spread out around our town, people can simultaneously get their flu trial with their COVID vaccine or booster.
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