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Local Health Officials Address COVID-19 Surge

Written by on April 15, 2022

We are starting to see a spike in COVID-19 cases across the county from the highly contagious omicron subvariant BA.2. Earlier this week there were 695 new COVID cases, 169 people are hospitalized, and 16 of them in the ICU. Robert Mayo, Rochester Regional Health’s chief medical officer, recently spoke out on the surge, stating: “Fortunately, most of these patients are not requiring the intense quality of care of the ICU, but there are a few of them on ventilators and in the ICUs, so, we hope the overall severity of illness with this variant and with the level of vaccination in our community will remain at a lower level…The patients we’re admitting with COVID – many of them don’t have COVID symptoms. It was found incidentally and the ones that do have COVID don’t seem to be as ill,” said Dr. Robert Apostolakos, chief medical officer at the University of Rochester Medical Center.”

Source: 13 WHAM

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