The Christian County Health Department on Monday reported another COVID-19 death. The deceased was a 34-year-old woman who was unvaccinated and had no underlying health conditions, according to a news release from department spokeswoman Cloie Rager. It marks the youngest local COVID-19 death reported to date.
“We strongly encourage individuals in the community to please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccine,” Rager said.
Monday’s report pushes the county’s coronavirus death toll to 119. The last report of local COVID-19 deaths was on Thursday, when the health department confirmed four deaths — men ages 44, 69 and 80, and a woman, age 84. None of them had been vaccinated. The 44-year-old man had no underlying health conditions; the others did have underlying conditions, the health department reported.
The health department administers the Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Appointments are not required, and there is no charge for the shots.
The health department also offers free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the parking lot at 1700 Canton St.