OROVILLE- Butt County Public Health has announced four additional deaths over the weekend, following an increase in cases involving Covid-1 cases. The county office warned in a press release that additional deaths are expected this week but the office is waiting for a review of medical records and confirmation of the death certificate before making any announcement.
The county health office confirmed that the deaths ranged from 55 to 64, 65 to 75 and 75. In the most positive cases, the age range is between 18 and 24 years.
The mortality rate responsible for the Kovid-1 pandemic epidemic is higher among older people. Of the 221 confirmed deaths, 144 were in the age group of 75 and over.
“Typically, there is an increase within 1 to 2 weeks of hospitalization and an increase in mortality after 1 to 2 weeks. Then there are additional delays in reporting deaths because we collect the necessary information that the death was caused by Covid-1 to,” Butte County Public “Unfortunately, many of these deaths could have been avoided if more people had been vaccinated,” said Linda Lewis, a public health researcher at Health.
Butte County Public Health said in a statement Monday that only 4 percent of the 25 deaths under the age of 80 since April 15 were fully vaccinated.
According to county data, .3..3 percent of counties remain unvaccinated. County residents who have only been partially vaccinated account for 7.61 percent.
Butte County Public Health wrote in its news release, “Since the latest outbreak began in late July, the number of deaths due to Covid-1 to in Butte County has risen to 1 by 16. Sixteen deaths have been reported in the last seven days.” “Since the start of the epidemic, Butt County has suffered the loss of 221 residents with an additional 56 possible deaths.”
The county release said it defined potential death as determined from a “rapid” antigen test as opposed to a viral PCR test.
The current wave of Covid-1 cases came in the week of August 24-30 when 949 cases were confirmed. From Sept. 7 to 13, the county filed 766 lawsuits.
Butte County Public Health is encouraging people who have not yet been vaccinated to re-examine as soon as possible and those who have not received their second dose of the two-dose vaccine, even if it is outside the recommended time frame.
The Covid-1 vaccine is still widely available throughout the county. A list of vaccine-providing clinics can be found on the Butt County website.
For more information about Covid-1 on Butt County, visit http://www.buttecounty.net/ph/COVID19 or call the Butt County COVID-19 hotline at 552-3050.