COVID-19 Hospital Admissions Rise – CentralMaine.com
COVID-19 Hospital Admissions Rise – CentralMaine.com

COVID-19 Hospital Admissions Rise – CentralMaine.com

The number of people hospitalized across the country with COVID-19 rose Tuesday.

Maine recorded 99 admissions Tuesday, up from 93 on Monday. Of those admitted Tuesday, 14 were in critical care and two in respirator.

Since the top of 436 hospital admissions on January 13, admissions have dropped in Maine, but has been on a plateau with between 90 and 100 admissions since mid-March. This coincides with the national trend, which means that admissions remain flat or with a slight decrease, while the number of cases increases.

The BA.2 omicron subvariant increases the number of cases across the northeast. Maine has seen a significant increase in the daily number of new cases, with the average of seven days rising 50 percent from about 200 new cases each day to about 300.

However, most public health experts do not anticipate a major increase in hospital admissions, although cases are rising from the BA.2 omicron subvariant because there is a high level of immunity in the population against vaccinations and infections. A person who has a breakthrough case is more likely to have a less severe case of COVID-19 than a patient who is unvaccinated and becomes ill from the virus for the first time.

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Maine did not report new incidents on Tuesday due to the Patriots Day holiday on Monday. Next report will be Wednesday and will include cases from Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.


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