According to US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, several areas in the United States that were first hit with omicron have started seeing improvement in their Covid-19 number levels. However, it’s not the case in most parts of the country.
Parts such as New York and the Northeast have started seeing a plateau and, in some cases, an early decline. The only challenge is that the reduction cases are not moving at the same pace in the entire country.
Therefore people should not anticipate a national peak in the coming days, and the next few weeks will be pretty tough. According to Johns Hopkins University data, an average of more than 750,000 new Covid-19 infection cases were reported daily over the past week.
It means the Americans at school, work, etc. are at risk of exposure that is so unparalleled during the pandemic. The number of deaths has also increased in recent days, and on Sunday, only the Covid-19 death numbers were 1,796.
Those hospitalized with covid-19 on Sunday are 156,000. The crush of Covid-19 means the hospitals are running out of space to treat patients in ICU.
Dr. Ashish Jha predicts that the numbers will get substantially higher. The challenge will be the lack of enough health care workforces and staffing.