Vaccination statistics continue to show a tangible benefit in preventing illness, hospitalization, and death. Statewide, over 90% of hospitalizations are occurring in unvaccinated individuals; death occurs in just 0.5% of vaccinated cases. CCMH encourages everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Booster vaccines are available to individuals who meet immunocompromised criteria.
Each weekday for the last two weeks we publish our COVID statistics, ventilator use/availability, and how many are awaiting a bed to open. The feedback on Facebook has been insightful. We recently compared the months of July and August with stark differences in COVID numbers. We are not even halfway through the month of September and have already surpassed August numbers.