Petersburg is reporting no active COVID-19 cases for the first time in over two months.
The community’s dashboard also shows no cases reported in the past week and a testing positivity rate of zero. The number of active cases dropped to zero on Friday and it’s the first time to hit that mark since February 1st. It was later in February that cases spread in the community for an outbreak that lasted into March.
Since the start of the pandemic, Petersburg has reported a total of 168 people infected, with 15 of those cases in non-residents. And the bulk of the infections have happened in 2021.
Local health officials urge people to continue with COVID testing, and to go through screening at the airport after travel. The borough’s health mandates remain in place for travel, face coverings
Meanwhile, local vaccination numbers keep rising with 1,305 people fully vaccinated and another 293 who have received a first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. That’s about half of the community with at least one dose and over 40 percent fully vaccinated.
Petersburg Medical Center held its last large vaccination clinic in the community gym on Friday, April 9. But PMC will inoculate others by appointment. The waiting list phone number is 772-5545 or online at pmcak.org