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Experts See New Trend in COVID-19 Hospitalizations - Erie News Now

Experts See New Trend in COVID-19 Hospitalizations - Erie News Now
As the Omicron variant spreads throughout the nation, hospitals are seeing a growing trend; people admitted for other ailments are testing positive for COVID-19.

News Experts See New Trend in COVID-19 Hospitalizations Monday, January 10th 2022, 3:40 PM EST As the Omicron variant spreads throughout the nation, hospitals are seeing a growing trend; people admitted for other ailments are testing positive for COVID-19.Health experts say this growing trend may actually have a silver lining.Doctors also say some of these patients are coming in with an ailment, and no sign of respiratory disease, and they are still testing positive for COVID-19.They say it supports evidence that the Omicron variant is less likely to cause severe illness than earlier variants were, especially in people who are fully vaccinated and boosted.

Doctors say it may mean that more people may be asymptomatic or have undiagnosed disease than originally thought.In Austin, Texas, some hospitals are reporting that 30 to 40 percent of patients admitted for other reasons are also COVID-positive.

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