COVID numbers are on the increase and experts in the Christian County medical field are concerned. Christian County Health Public Health Administrator Director Greg Seiders, Taylorville Memorial Hospital CEO and President Kim Bourne, and Pana Community Hospital President and CEO Trina Casner held a press conference to address some concerns that they had. Seiders says that they have seen an uptick in testing, but they’ve also seen an uptick in vaccines.
Kim Bourne says people still don’t believe it’s in Christian County, but the numbers say otherwise.
Trina Casner says that the impact in Pana has been felt hard.
Bourne says that she wants to make sure everyone knows that Healthcare workers are there for those who need it.
In Christian County, 26 new positive COVID cases were detected and the positivity rate is sitting at 5.1%. 23,788 total doses of the vaccine have been given in the county.