LOCAL NEWS | New cases of COVID-19 seems to be slowing down in Moore County.
Moore County’s new COVID case count rose for second straight week. There are now 280 active cases in Lynchburg.
State reminds consumers that they can be reimbursed for over the counter, at-home COVID 19 tests.
Over the seven day period from January 9-15, Moore County confirmed 144 new, active COVID-19 cases, according to the latest weekly report released by the state on Wednesday.
According to the Tennessee Department of Health’s newest weekly numbers, Moore County gained 98 new, active COVID-19 cases in the first full week of January.
Last week, Caroline Davis of Nashville became the first patient at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to receive injections of a new antibody combination to protect her from COVID-19.
The CDC recently approved the Pfizer-BioTech COVID vaccine for kids ages 5-11 and those shots are now becoming available in southern, middle Tennessee, according to vaccine.gov.
The state of Tennessee now offers free, monoclonal antibody treatments to anyone with a positive test that does not require hospitalization and there are multiple infusion sites in southern, middle Tennessee.
Moore County gained 32 new, active cases in the first seven days of September and 146 cases in August. On Tuesday, Tennessee became the state with the highest daily reported cases per capita.
Cases are up in Moore County and there are now 76 new active cases. According to the state, 36 percent of all state cases are kids.