County Public Health Report ~ 1/03/23

Below is a recording of the presentation during the Public Health briefings at this week’s Board of County Commissioners meeting made by Jefferson and Clallam County Public Health Officer Dr. Allison Berry. The summary below was provided by Jim Burke, producer of KPTZ’s Tuesday’s Local News:

Dr. Allison Berry said our current case rate in Jefferson County 280 per 100 thousand. There is one person currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 and there are no new deaths this week. The rest of the numbers will be available later today if you go to https://jeffersoncountypublichealth.org/1429/COVID-19.

On the RSV and Flu front, she said we are starting to see those number downtrend, which is good she says, but it’s too early to see a “proper bump” of cases due to the holidays. Just your weekly reminder: Wear a well-fitting, high-quality mask in public indoor settings, stay home if you are sick, and if you can, get a flu shot and the bivalent COVID-19 booster shot. Submit your Public Health questions to Dr. Allison Berry and Willie Bence by emailing contactus@kptz.org by Friday, January 13 at noon, to be answered the following Tuesday, January 17.