As much as we want coronavirus to end, we find ourselves in the middle of a big wave – and heading into a potentially terrifying trap, with back to school days. Just this week, the daily average COVID deaths in America were above 2,000. In response, Michael Osterholm, an epidemiologist and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, appeared on his podcast and gave these important warnings about which states to watch out for. Read on – and to ensure your health and that of others, don’t miss this one Sure Signs You’ve Already Had COVID.
The coronavirus claimed 52 more lives in Kentucky as the governor warned on Wednesday that the virus is hitting younger people harder than at any other time during the public health crisis. AP. The latest virus-related deaths in the Bluegrass states included people aged 34, 38 and 39, Governor Andy Beshear said. The statewide death toll has reached at least 8,422 since the start of the pandemic. vaccinated, died Monday after battling COVID-19, the district chief said. Joannie Bartley, a high school math teacher in the Jenkins Independent district, died at Pikeville Medical Center.”
“Despite rising vaccination rates, West Virginia is one of the most dangerous states in terms of COVID-19,” reports WBOY. “The national vaccination rate is around 55%, but West Virginia is trailing low with the lowest national vaccination rate at just 48%. While the number of active cases has declined rapidly in the state over the past week, West Virginia DHHR is still between 1 and a half daily. and reporting 2,000 new COVID cases.”
“Struck by an increasing number of COVID-19 cases and staffing shortages, Ohio hospitals are describing a ‘dire situation’ facing the state’s health care system,” the report states. Cleveland.com. In his letter to Governor Mike DeWine, Mike Abrams, president and CEO of the Ohio Hospital Association, said many state hospitals are seeing hospitalizations and ICU levels exceeding any time during the pandemic, including last December’s wave. 19 patients has grown from 200 in July to 3,702 now, he stated.” “Hospitals and healthcare resources are not unlimited. When hospital resources, including staff, are stretched so thinly, hospitals’ ability to care for patients can be compromised,” he wrote.
“Dr. Jodi Lenko of Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton says the recent spike in COVID cases in the Commonwealth is due to the Delta variant arriving here,” the local said. ABC channel. “The rise in COVID is similar to the rise we saw earlier in the summer in the south and western part of the country. It is mainly driven by the Delta variant,” said Dr. Lenko.
“Nevada reported 1,230 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday and 38 deaths in the preceding day, as the state’s longer-term COVID-19 statistics all came out higher,” the state said. Review journal. “The reported fatalities surpassed the 35 deaths reported Monday in the past three days, indicating a trend that has continued for months. State officials have said that because figures are no longer reported on weekends, delayed reporting and redistribution of Data Monday and Tuesday numbers are inflated, although it’s unclear how much. In a recurring pattern seen in recent weeks, a majority of newly reported cases occurred outside of Clark County.”
“In the upper Midwest we are now starting to see an increasing number of cases in the last 14 days. Iowa had a 26% increase, South Dakota, 39, Kansas, 15, Minnesota, 121, Michigan 31% increase, Wisconsin, 87% rise, North Dakota, 44% rise. Will this be the next hot area? Could it be as hot as anything in the south?” asked Osterholm.
Follow public health basics and help end this pandemic wherever you live – get vaccinated as soon as possible; if you live in an area with a low vaccination coverage, wear an N95 face mask, don’t travel, social distancing, avoid crowds, don’t go in with people you don’t hide with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene, and to protect your life and that of others, don’t visit any of these 35 places you are most likely to get COVID.