Murray-According to state health data, Utah is experiencing one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the country, with the fourth highest rate of new incidences.
A doctor at Intermountain Healthcare said that Utah is still seeing the results of a surge in holidays.
Dr. Todd Vento, an infectious disease physician at Intermountain Healthcare, said: “Right now, the risk of getting COVID is the highest, higher than ever.” “Therefore, we must make a commitment to complete this game.”
Vento said that at present, the virus is as contagious in Hive State as before, and has nothing to do with the precautions that Utah has taken. This is why he said that we need to redouble our efforts to deal with complacency and pandemic fatigue.
Vento said: “Our conclusion is that it is the right time for the surge after the holidays.”
He said that if you gather with different people every day and don’t wear a mask in a place with no ventilation, your risk is even higher.
Utah rolls an average of 3,100 new cases every day, with a positive rate of over 30%, making it the fourth highest case in the United States on Monday. In the past 10 days, the number of cases per population has almost doubled.
Vento said: “The next few weeks will be even more worrying because we have not seen all the hospitalizations caused by the surge in cases.”
The CDC now believes that 60% of the spread of COVID-19 comes from people with no symptoms.
Vento said: “The problem is even more serious when you think about gatherings during the week of the holiday, during the two weeks of the holiday to the New Year’s holiday.”
The doctor said that we will only start to see the positive impact of the vaccine on our number of cases in a few months.
Vento said: “In terms of numbers, the situation may get worse.” “So, more importantly, we want everyone to recommit in 2021 to take effective preventive public health measures.”
Therefore, he encouraged everyone to make these practices a part of the New Year’s resolution.
“So, if you are leaving home and want to wear clothes, then you have to think that if you don’t wear a mask, you are naked.”
Covering yourself, isolating yourself from society, and restricting gatherings with people who do not live in our homes is as important as now. “
Therefore, if you are leaving home and want to wear clothes, you must consider that you are naked if you are not wearing a mask.
–Dr. Todd Vento, Infectious Disease Physician at Intermountain Healthcare
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