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For Fay Haataja, of Carlton County, the post-COVID program at Essentia Health helped her overcome debilitating headaches, brain fog and long-term memory loss after more than a year of symptoms.
An average of four people die each day across the state from complications of the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
The new Pfizer booster, which has a combination of the original COVID strain and the omicron variant, is authorized for use as a single booster dose in individuals age 12 and older.
Four Northwestern Wisconsin residents are among the 67 people who died across the state since Aug. 17.
No new deaths were reported in Northwestern Wisconsin among 47 people who died statewide.
Bebtelovimab is designed as a treatment option for those newly diagnosed with COVID-19 who cannot take Paxlovid and are deemed at high risk of severe outcomes. It replaces a series of monoclonal treatments that no longer are effective against virus due to mutation.

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More than 40,000 positive COVID-19 tests have been recorded in Northwestern Wisconsin.
Since Paxlovid became available seven months ago, it has eclipsed other available therapies created to forestall life-threatening COVID symptoms in high-risk patients. Some doctors are quick to prescribe it, but as with so much about the COVID pandemic, there is controversy. Some patients are concerned about a possible rebound of the disease, while others have difficulty convincing their doctors they are good candidates for the drug.
Fewer deaths were reported since July 6 when compared to the two-week period from June 22 to July 6.

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