There has been a noticeable increase in Covid-19 instances in six US states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that coronavirus infections increased more quickly in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York than in the US as a whole.
According to data released on January 20, over the previous two weeks, illnesses increased by 15% in five of the states. In the same time frame, New York saw a growth of 15.4%.
In the last two weeks, infections have risen by 12.5% nationwide.
According to experts, Covid-19 is still a concern to the public, which is why several hospitals have instituted mask requirements.
Vulnerable patients, like the elderly and those with underlying medical issues, may be susceptible to a novel Covid-19 version, according to Dr. George Monks, the former president of the Oklahoma State Medical Association.
With 437.5 deaths per 100,000, Oklahoma has the second-highest rate of COVID-19-related fatalities.
Dr. Monks stated to Oklahoma’s News 4: “It’s mostly people that are vulnerable, people that are immunosuppressed and mostly are Oklahoma seniors, and so that’s one thing that’s made it have a significant impact on Oklahoma.”
In response to an upsurge in cases of COVID-19, the flu, and respiratory viruses, the mask rule was revived this month at 11 public hospitals in New York City. It also extends to all NYC Health + Hospitals-managed medical facilities and assisted living facilities.
“Masks can truly limit the transmission of the virus, all three of the viruses, RSV, influenza, and Covid-19,” internal medicine specialist Dr. Lipi Roy told ny1.com.”
The CDC reports that 86% of Covid-19 cases in the US are currently caused by the newly developing JN.1 strain.