On the 20th, health officials warned travelers who plan to stay during the Thanksgiving holiday to exercise caution as the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations continues to rise ahead of the peak of holiday travel.
COVID-19 hospitalizations increased nearly 17% in Chicago last week, and an average of one person died from COVID-19 each day, according to the latest data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.chicagoSome wastewater treatment facilities have reported an increase in the number of viruses found in discharged sewage.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) estimates a record 290,000 people will fly in and out of Chicago’s two major international airports this week, an 8% increase from the same period last year and more thanpandemicAs before, medical staff warned that lack of vigilance could worsen the virus infection.
Yanina Purim-Shem-Tov, an emergency department physician at Rush Hospital in Chicago, said the anti-pandemic measures used at the height of the pandemic: wearing masks, maintaining distance and washing hands frequently will help ensure that Everyone is safe. The chances of getting infected during the festival are less. She said, “We are all experiencing COVID-19 fatigue and the relaxation of preventive measures, but I recommend that you remain vigilant, keep your hands clean, and even if you are going into a closed space, It is recommended that you wear a cloth mask.”
He said that although the medical staff first thought that the patient might be infected with the new coronavirus “or” influenza, it was later discovered that the patient might be infected with both viruses at the same time, so it was recommended that the latest Booster shot of the new coronavirus vaccine andflu vaccinesIt should be given to everyone, especially the elderly or people with weakened immune systems and those undergoing chemotherapy.
The Illinois Department of Health said the risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 in the state is lower than it has been in the past three years. Although there were insurance and supply issues last month, about a quarter of people in Chicago have received the latest dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Health officials have called on everyone to increase ventilation in rooms when gathering to prevent the spread of the virus.
Prime-Shem-Tov also noted that Roche Hospital has found an increase in cases of RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) in children. Although the number is not as high as last year, it is still recommended to take preventive measures.