YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Mahoning County Chief Physician says the area has finally reached a low point for COVID-19.
Dr. James Kravec told board members of Mahoning County Public Health that hospitals in the valley now see what he calls “very low” numbers for people who need to be hospitalized with the virus.
It happens just a few months after the area experienced a peak in cases in January.
Kravec said part of the credit goes to local vaccination rates, which continue to rise slowly.
“There were a lot of cases in December, the beginning of January of omicron. There was a lot of proliferation, a lot of community proliferation, and it gives immunity for a period of time,” Kravec said.
Kravec says that health experts will continue to keep an eye out for signs that another outbreak or a variant may be on the way..but says that he is optimistic that the region’s immunity level will protect us …