CDC calls to protect those with comorbidities as hospitalizations surge

CDC calls to protect those with comorbidities as hospitalizations surge


The United States broke a new record for COVID-19 hospitalizations on Sunday with 132,646 patients currently being treated for the virus as cases of the fast-spreading Omicron variant surge across the country.

However, despite the record hospitalizations, fewer Americans are dying from the virus and most that do appear to be those with multiple comorbidities, according to CDC Director Rochelle Walensky.

The director estimated in a recent Good Morning America interview that “the overwhelming number of deaths, over 75 percent, occurred in people who had at least four comorbidities … So really, these are people who were unwell to begin with and yes, really encouraging news in the context of Omicron.”

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She stressed the need to “protect people with comorbidities from severe #COVID19”

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