Kings County Sees 84% Increase in Weekly COVID-19 Cases


The Kings County Department of Public Health (KCDPH) is reporting an 84% increase in weekly COVID-19 cases.

112 new cases were reported last week and a projected 300 next week.

KCDH is recommending all businesses and citizens take necessary measures to protect themselves and others from the continued transmission of the virus.

Edward Hill, Director of Kings County Department of Public Health said,

 “With the emergence of new variants on a frequent basis, it’s extremely important that we use every level of protection available to us moving forward.”

Kings County wants those in the area to follow these actions to protect themselves and others from the virus:

  • Get vaccinated; there are no shortages of vaccine availability and appointments are abundantly available.
  • Wear a face covering, regardless of your vaccine status, to protect yourself and those who cannot get vaccinated at this time.
  • Stay home if you are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unclean hands.
  • Avoid gatherings.
  • Conduct meetings virtually if at all possible.
  • Provide teleworking options if at all possible.
  • Limit close contact like hugging, kissing, and sharing cups or utensils.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Cover your cough, or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow.

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