As the Omicron mutation of the coronavirus continues to spread, the number of daily cases and hospitalizations is skyrocketing this month, experts say, in some states where the winter surge is at its peak.
In Connecticut, doctors from two large health care systems say they believe the latest wave of the COVID-19 epidemic may be the highest in the state.
Similarly Thursday’s information from Governor Ned Lamont’s office showed In Connecticut, COVID-related deaths are down 22 percent from last week.
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“If you take a 1,000-foot observation, you are starting to see a decrease in the rate of rise again, and that is very important,” said Dr. Dale, head of infectious disease at Hartford Healthcare. Said Ulysses Wu. “So, if you look at us as we ride a roller coaster, we’re probably approaching the top at this point, at least for this curve.”
“Since then, with each subsequent wave, we’ve seen a more mild decline and a bigger shoulder or plateau,” said Dr. Yale, chief medical officer at Yale-New Haven Health. Thomas Balcejak said Wednesday. “I think what we’re going to see with this in the next five or six days is that we’ll start to see an overall increase in the number of patients in the hospital, but it’s a slow decline over the next four to six weeks.”
However, medical professionals – who have not yet been infected, Balsejak warned. And some others – Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is better at taking care of patients and ventilators, “we still have to guard ours.”
The Washington Post reported Thursday Experts in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia said COVID-19 may have peaked there.
“As a region, we are confident that we are approaching the peak of this wave,” Costi Cifri, a professor at the University of Virginia who serves as the director of epidemiology at U-Wa Hospital, told the newspaper.
The publication noted that Omicron “looks to be slowing down” in East Coast cities such as New York and Boston.
New York data showed The number of hospitalizations dropped on Thursday, with 219 fewer cases reported than the previous day.
About 17% of New Yorkers are still testing positive and the number of patients in the ICU is rising.
“While the rate of new infections is heading in the hopeful direction, many New Yorkers are sick, hospitalized or tragically losing their lives – we must be vigilant in our fight against the virus,” said Governor Cathy Hochul. In a statement. “We cannot reverse the progress we have made in fighting this winter. Let us continue to use our disposal tools to stop the spread and keep our loved ones safe and healthy: Vaccines, boosters, masks and good habits. If you are sick, wash your hands and stay home.”
The COVID-19 OMICRON variant can drop quickly in the US and Britain
The average number of new cases in New York City has decreased in recent years, Mayor Eric Adams is weighing Lets get back to some kind of virtual instruction for the nation’s largest school district.
More than 100 schools reported less than 60% attendance, and more than 50 reported less than half the students attending class on Wednesday.
While declining hospitals are a positive trend, and with more Americans getting “up to date” with their COVID-19 vaccines, the future of this epidemic wave remains uncertain.
Tuesday, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock He told the Congress Omicron infects “most people.”
At the White House COVID-19 Response Team briefing on Wednesday, the White House Chief Medical Advisor, Dr. Anthony Fauci He said Woodcock said of the data, “The extraordinary effect and dichotomy between people who receive Omicron and who receive injections and stimulants is how well they are protected from hospitalization and death.”
Preliminary studies have shown the transformation of care to be “less severe, especially in those who are vaccinated and augmented,” Fouci said.
“If we look forward to what happens when it peaks and when it finally goes down – as I said in the press here from the previous White House: We’re not going to eradicate it; we’re not going to get rid of it with smallpox; We control it, ”he continued.
“If you control it one way, it’s very low, and if people get vaccinated and stimulated, sooner or later, when we start living with it, virtually everyone is going to get what she’s referring to. Wow. That’s what she was referring to, “he said.
A sample from Washington University in Seattle estimates that the number of cases reported daily in the US will crest before it declines sharply by January 19.
The number of new COVID-19 cases in the US reached a record 1.48 million last week, According to data from Johns Hopkins University.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.