Flint doctor ‘cautiously optimistic’ about declining COVID-19 cases nationwide | Coronavirus
Flint doctor ‘cautiously optimistic’ about declining COVID-19 cases nationwide |  Coronavirus

Flint doctor ‘cautiously optimistic’ about declining COVID-19 cases nationwide | Coronavirus

FLINT, Mich. (WJRT) – Covid-19 cases across the state continue to decline.

The State Department of Health reports just under 6,000 cases and 312 virus-related deaths over a five-day period.

As the Omicron rise slows, it raises the question of what the next months and years will bring in the future?

“If you look at the graphs of cases, then new cases peaked about a month ago and have now fallen very nicely and very steeply. Still a little bit higher than I would like to see in terms of the incidence of infection rates,” says he. said Dr. Bobby Mukkamala, a doctor in the Flint area.

Mukkamala hopes that there will be no more mutations of the virus, which could cause another increase in cases. Mutations occur when we give the virus a chance to find a host to replicate itself.

COVID-19 mitigation measures such as vaccines, masks, testing, social distancing help prevent this from happening.

So far, it seems that may be the case. But it is still too early to say whether this fall in case is a sign of getting out of the pandemic and heading into what is called the endemic phase, where the virus is still present but does not have a dramatic impact on life and society.

“We should continue to pay attention to the health of those who do not have the protection we have, who are at particular risk due to underlying health problems due to their age,” Mukkamala said.

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