Many patients with COVID-19 come in primarily for another reason
Many patients with COVID-19 come in primarily for another reason

Many patients with COVID-19 come in primarily for another reason

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – UVA Health says it sees a slight increase in COVID-19 admissions. However, many of those who test positive for the virus do not show severe symptoms.

UVA Health said Thursday, June 23, that its COVID-19 admissions have risen from 26 last week to 32 this week.

“We are in a way on a plateau where we see, you know, continued transmission in society. My feeling is that it is not rising, but it has been at a fairly consistent level now for the last many weeks,” he said. doctor Costi Sifri.

UVA Health says it leads to about 50% to 60% of patients coming to the hospital for one thing and being treated for two.

“For the most part, what I would say anecdotally from the patients I have taken care of are the people who are admitted and accidentally found to have COVID, largely vaccinated,” said Dr. Numbers.

“We do COVID tests at hospitalization to make sure we know who has COVID so we can give them proper care, and we also make sure we have proper isolation techniques when we take care of these patients and protect them against each other as well as protecting our staff, ”said Dr. Reid Adams.

Across Virginia, there has been a slight decline in COVID-19 hospital admissions, but not in the Charlottesville area: The city and Albemarle County are listed as being in a “medium” community transmission, according to the CDC.

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