In somewhat of a reprieve from last week when the county slipped into a “Orange” advisory status due to an ongoing surge in positive cases, Jefferson County had fewer new positive cases of COVID-19 over the weekend.

The Orange advisory was announced last Wednesday, indicating community spread was approaching high numbers, followed by two days in which the county recorded 74 new positive cases.

There have been a total 3,282 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Jefferson County dueing the pandemic with 81 COVID deaths. The county’s current seven-day average positivity rate is 7.8% and the seven-day positivity for unique individuals is 15.7%. As of Monday, 10,236 Jefferson County residents are fully vaccinated and 11,848 residents have received at least a first dose of COVID vaccine.

Switzerland County has 1,892 fully vaccinated residents and 2,146 who have received the first dose of a two-dose vaccination series. Switzerland reported one new case of COVID-19 with a total of 779 positive cases to date. The county’s total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 remains at eight and the county’s current seven-day average positivity rate is 5.2% and the seven-day positivity for unique individuals is 3.3%.

The Indiana Department of Health announced Monday that 812 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 723,443 the number of Indiana residents now known to have been infected by the novel coronavirus. To date, 12,938 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of one from the previous day.

Indiana now has had 1,942,376 fully vaccinated individuals including 2,365,057 who have received the first dose of a two-dose series. In Kentucky, 1,851,645 Kentuckians have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine with 1,449,769 now fully vaccinated.

On May 2, the Kentucky Department of Public Health reported 368 new cases of COVID-19. There have been 445,139 positive cases overall and 6,517 deaths including three new deaths, and one additional from new audit deaths.

In information from the North Central District Health Department, Trimble County has reported 709 cases of COVID-19 with 15 active cases and overall seven deaths during the pandemic. Carroll County has reported 996 cases of COVID-19 with 19 deaths.

COVID vaccines are continuing to be administered Monday through Friday at the Jefferson County Health Department for those 18 years of age and older. Appointments can be scheduled by visiting www.ourshot.in.gov or by calling 211. Walk-ins are welcome Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vaccine is now eligible to 16 years of age or older. All 16- and 17-year olds must receive a Pfizer vaccine.

Switzerland County Health Department is operating a vaccine clinic at the Switzerland County Technology and Education Center, 708 West Seminary Street, Vevay.

Kentuckians should visit vaccinemap.ky.gov to find a COVID-19 vaccination site near them.