Jefferson County reenters red status for COVID-19 cases

“Since last Tuesday, we have had an additional 527 cases with a 10% positivity rate among tests,” the county health department director said

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. — A county in Missouri has reentered the highest COVID-19 alert status.

The Jefferson County Health Department has moved the county back into red status, which means there’s widespread uncontrolled community transmission.

According to a release from the Jefferson County Health Department, there are several data sources that are consulted when evaluating community transmission of COVID-19, per CDC and White House Pandemic Task Force guidelines. One of the main indicators is the seven-day rolling average of cases per day/per 100,000 residents.

“Our rolling average hit 31.74 today, well over the 25-case threshold to move to red,” said Jefferson County Health Department Director, Kelley Vollmar. “Since last Tuesday, we have had an additional 527 cases with a 10% positivity rate among tests.”

On Tuesday, the

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Alabama adds almost 1,000 new COVID cases, Jefferson reports 133 since yesterday

Alabama added almost 1,000 new coronavirus cases since yesterday.

The Alabama Department of Public Health’s Sept. 24 10 a.m. numbers show the state has had 133,433 coronavirus cases since March, an increase of 981 from the day before. The state added another 72 presumed cases to bring that total to 14,773.

Alabama also reported 14 additional deaths, bringing the state’s death toll to 2,349.

Jefferson County saw the greatest increase in case numbers with 133 new COVID cases reported since yesterday, bringing the county’s total to 18,609.

The state also updated its presumed recovery count, adding 3,351 recoveries for a new total of 64,583.

Here are latest county-by-county confirmed case numbers. The figure in parenthesis reflects the increase from the previous day:

Autauga – 1,565 (+23)

Baldwin – 4,979 (+25)

Barbour – 657 (+6)

Bibb – 611 (+4)

Blount – 1,236 (+14)

Bullock – 573

Butler – 878 (+2)

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AHN Celebrates Grand Opening of Healthy Food Center at Jefferson Hospital

Allegheny Health Network is pleased to announce the opening of its latest Healthy Food Center at Jefferson Hospital, marking another expansion milestone for the one-of-a-kind program in the Greater Pittsburgh area.

JEFFERSON HILLS, Pa. (PRWEB) September 22, 2020

Allegheny Health Network (AHN) is pleased to announce the opening of its latest Healthy Food Center at Jefferson Hospital, marking another expansion milestone for the one-of-a-kind program in the Greater Pittsburgh area. On Friday morning, representatives from AHN Jefferson and the AHN Center for Inclusion Health joined Healthy Food Center employees to cut the celebratory ribbon to the new space.

The Healthy Food Center acts as a “food pharmacy” where patients who lack access to food can receive nutritious food items, education on disease-specific diets and additional resources for other social challenges they may face. The first Center debuted in 2018 at West Penn hospital and in January, a second location opened

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