Hopkins County Reports Rise in Infant COVID-19 Cases, Urges Vaccinations

With four new positive cases of COVID-19 identified in infants in one day, the Hopkins County Health Department is urging the community to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Posted: Aug 9, 2021 12:41 PM

The Hopkins County Health Department is urging the community to receive a COVID-19 vaccine after an increase of new positive COVID-19 cases in infants.

The health department said Monday that it had seen four infants infected with COVID-19 in one day.

"We are seeing more infants infected with COVID-19. We had 4 infants in one day," the health department said. "Please get your vaccine if you are going to be around an infant. Parents please have everyone wear a mask around your infants."

HCHD's pleas come amid a high day of new positive COVID-19 cases in the county.

The health department reported 221 new (weekly) positive cases of the virus in the county on Monday, after its last report of 158 new cases one week ago.

That brought the total number of positive cases in the county to 5,290.

With one new COVID-19 death also reported Monday, Hopkins County's death toll rose to 157.

You can see the Hopkins County Health Department's latest COVID-19 report here.

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