Oklahoma City (KFOR) – COVID-19 cases are rising again across the country, including Oklahoma.
In a briefing on Tuesday, CVD Director Rochel Walinsky said that MFH could connect 80 percent of all COVID-19 cases in the United States. Sub variables.
“We do not yet know about the clinical weight of BA.4 and BA.5 compared to other omega-3 subunits, but we do know that it is more contagious,” she said in a statement on Tuesday.
The latest data released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) also reflects a sudden increase in cases.
“We, the Department of Public Health, are constantly monitoring COVID,” said OSDH State Epidemiologist Julian Stone, MPH.
Oklahoma health experts said Tuesday that the latest covarial differences are responsible for the sudden increase in cases and that they are more contagious than previous strains of the virus.
The new variants, identified by experts BA.4 and BA.5, are related to the covide-19 oxycodone species.
“This is six times more contagious. [than the original Alpha variant]It is spreading like wildfire, ”added Dr. Mary Clark, a family doctor and former president of the Oklahoma State Medical Association.
The most recent seven-day average in Oklahoma recorded nearly 1,100 cases, with more than 200 hospitals (including 28 pediatric hospitals).
“this is. [1,100 cases] “Only people we know.” Dr. Del Bratler, OU Chief Copy Officer. ”[And] We have seen an increase in the number of infected people, mainly in hospitals.
Common symptoms of infection are runny nose, sore throat, headache, persistent cough and fatigue.
“The biggest [factor] It is driving. [the COVID spike in Oklahoma] The same is true nationally. ”
“BA.2.12.1, BA.4, and BA.5 now represent 98.9 percent of the state,” according to state special data compiled using OCD Health’s July 9 CDC data.
About 70% of these cases are for BA5 only.
Oklahoma doctors also say that even if a person has been vaccinated before or has had covida, one of the most recent covidae can be found.
You have good covide protection for 90 days. After that, your immune system will fail, ”said Dr. Clark.
Dr. Bratzler added: “People who are not vaccinated are more likely to be infected, but they are less likely to be hospitalized or have complications. Vaccination.
Experts say Tuesday vaccination is still the best way to fight the virus, along with medications and masks.
“Neither [previous] Recommendations have changed, ”says Stone. “Think about your personal health and take steps to make sure you are healthy.”
”[The vaccine] Dr. Clarke adds that it reduces your chances of being hospitalized and dying.
“Better than nothing”