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According to the most recent data from the US Department of Health and Human Services, more than 103,000 patients are currently hospitalised with Covid-19, the first time the number has surpassed six figures in nearly four months.



COVID-19 cases in January 2021 compared to the beginning of this year:




Corona virus attacks again and infected 100 thousand cases in the United States


Covid-19 hospitalizations peaked at almost 142,000 on January 14, 2021, little over a year ago, and last topped 100,000 on September 11. Early in November, the total dipped to around 45,000 hospitalizations, but has progressively grown since then, peaking in the previous week. HHS reported 71,000 Covid-19 hospitalizations just last Monday.

States are also reporting increases in the number of children admitted to hospitals.


Pediatric hospital admissions had hit an all-time high, according to data released last week by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human Services.


Unvaccinated people account for the majority of hospitalizations. According to the most recent CDC data, unvaccinated adults have had around eight times the rate of unvaccinated children ages 12 to 17, and unvaccinated children ages 12 to 17 have had nearly ten times the rate of unvaccinated children ages 12 to 17.


The increase in hospitalizations coincides with a significantly bigger increase in Covid-19 instances, which has been attributed to the Omicron version. Although preliminary research suggests that Omicron causes a milder sickness, the variation has spread so swiftly and broadly that hospitals are still having difficulty providing adequate care.


The return to school brings with it new concerns:



Concerns about the spread of the virus have grown since school resumed on Monday following the holiday break.

As kids prepare to return from the holiday break amid growing instances in the region, at least five metro-area school districts in Atlanta will begin using remote learning this week. Because a snow storm prevented preparations for students and staff to pick up Covid-19 examinations, public schools in Washington, DC will be closed until Thursday.


Due to the proliferation of the Omicron variety, other school officials are revising their Covid-19 regulations as well. The Covid-19 vaccine was added to the list of compulsory vaccines for all students 5 and older in the New Orleans school district on February 1.


All individuals entering Miami-Dade County Public Schools buildings and buses are required to wear masks upon their return, and kids are highly encouraged to do so as well. Detroit public schools are closed Monday through Wednesday due to an all-time high Covid-19 infection rate in the city.


Before returning to school following the holiday break, Los Angeles Unified children will be asked to produce documentation of a negative Covid-19 test, according to an email sent to parents on Monday. The return date was also pushed back by a day by the district.


Booster shots are now available to a large number of students. On Monday, the US Food and Drug Administration approved Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for booster injections in children aged 12 to 15. Approximately half of the population aged 12 to 15 is fully immunised.

Despite the efforts to keep schools open, some teachers have advocated for the use of remote learning until the current wave passes. Teachers in Massachusetts demanded that state officials close schools during the peak of the storm.




As health-care resources are stretched thin, hospitalizations are on the rise:



Since the pandemic began, health-care workers have been exhausted by several surges, and now many are being sidelined as the Omicron variant — the most contagious strain to hit the US — spreads quickly.


"This strain is so contagious," Choo added, "that I believe we all know a lot of colleagues who are currently infected or have symptoms and are under quarantine." "We've lost at least 20%, if not more, of our health-care staff."

After a dramatic increase in cases sparked staffing shortages and overburdened emergency rooms, the University of Maryland Capital Region Health joined a growing list of medical centres across the state to activate emergency protocols this week.


According to Dr. Scott Gottlieb, while Omicron may be a lesser version of coronavirus for adults, it may offer a bigger risk to youngsters.



It appears to be an upper airway problem rather than a lower airway one. For the most part, this is a positive thing. The one group for whom this could be an issue is very young children (toddlers) who suffer from upper airway infections.


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