4 more die with COVID
By Mike Barnhardt
Four more Davie residents with coronavirus have died, according to figures released Monday by Davie Health and Human Services.
And the number of residents who test positive for the virus continues to increase – up to 303 from the 247 reported on Aug. 16, but down from the 347 reported on Friday, Aug. 20.
As of Monday, 13 Davie residents were being treated for the virus in a hospital.
Of the current active cases: 47 are among those age 65 and older; 114 among those age 25-49; 26 among those age 18-24; and 56 among those age 17 and younger.
With the full FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine, local health officials are hoping more residents will get the vaccine, available at the health department on Farmington Road either by appointment or walking in. Call 336-753-6779. Medical offices and pharmacies also offer vaccines. A booster dose for certain immune compromised individuals is also available.
As of Monday, 46 percent of Davie residents were fully vaccinated.
Free COVID tests are available at 114 Dr. Slate Drive (in front of EMS building in Mocksville) on: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
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