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As a COVID-19 vaccine rolls out in Indiana, the first to get it will be frontline healthcare workers.
Clay County Health Nurse Kim Hyatt said it would be a while before vaccinations are made public, with expectations that the process could begin in January.
“(The current vaccination) is not for the public,” said Hyatt. “This is just for healthcare workers.”
Hyatt said two Terre Haute hospitals received vaccine doses, with Clay County yet to be scheduled.
“We are working on plans for when the vaccine arrives,” said Hyatt. “January is for the public; at least that is what the Indiana State Department of Health is telling us now.”
CLAY COUNTY DATA UPDATE
As of noon Sunday, Dec. 20, the Indiana State Department of Health confirmed the number of positive COVID-19 cases reached 1,739.
The most recent data shows 125 new tests performed, with an increase of 19 new positive cases.
There have been 30 deaths reported since the beginning of the pandemic in March.
The 7-Day Positivity rate among all tests is at 9.8%, with the 7-Day Unique Positivity Rate among individuals tested only once is at 24.1%.
Among Clay County residents, 16,048 have been tested for COVID-19 since the beginning of March, with 8,898 unique individuals tested over that period.