West Virginia Well being Proper Locations To Struggle The COVID-19 Surge
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – COVID-19 numbers remain high, but that is also causing more people to get tested and vaccinated at clinics like West Virginia Health Right in Charleston’s East End on Tuesday. There have been more than 1,000 new positive cases nationwide since yesterday. The total number of active cases in Mountain State is approaching 17,000. And 640 people are in hospitals. Health officials say they are seeing dozens of new customers.
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“Well, we just want to make sure that anyone who wants to be vaccinated has a chance to be vaccinated. That those eligible for the third dose are at high risk, those who are immunocompromised, that they are able to get vaccinated. We also want to make sure people can be tested, ”said Angie Settle, RN, West Virginia Health Right.
Given the recent surge, 53 of the state’s 55 counties are red or orange and have high COVID-19 rates. Health leaders say there is another trend that is worrying.
“We see a lot more children involved. A lot more children. We hear of the deaths of young children, ”said Angie Settle.
One person on the vaccine line had two very good reasons to be here.
“Well, I was exposed to someone who had the virus at my job and that was important. And I lost my mother to this virus and I know how serious it is. I want to make sure that I and others are safe, ”said Wayne Bateman, who was vaccinated against COVID-19.
West Virginia Health Right operates the clinics from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays and some Saturdays.
On Monday, West Virginia Health Right tested more than 500 people and vaccinated 88 more. Both are daily clinic records.
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