A death as a result of COVID-19 was reported last week in Barron County.
According to the weekly report from Barron County Public Health, 84 new cases were registered, up from 40 last week.
One death was reported, the 142nd person to die in Barron County as a result of COVID-19.
The risk to the community has bounced back to “High,” according to the CDC’s scale.
Health officials continue to advises people be vaccinated and booster. Updated bivalent booster shots are now available.
People ages 12 and older are welcome to walk-in and get a shot from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m.
Barron County Public Health is located at 335 East Monroe Avenue in Barron.
The updated boosters have received approval and are the first Omicron-specific vaccines to be made available in the United States. They target the original strain of COVID-19 as well as the Omicron strains BA.4 and BA.5 that are spreading now.
The updated boosters are recommended for people 12 years and older who have received their first and second COVID-19 vaccines and have not received a COVID-19 vaccine dose in the last two months. People 12 years of age and older are able to receive the updated Pfizer COVID-19 booster. People 18 years of age and older are eligible to receive the updated Moderna COVID-19 booster. The Pfizer and Moderna updated boosters can be given to anyone who has already received Pfizer, Moderna, JJ, or Novavax as their first dose(s).