UVA doctor discusses decrease in COVID-19 rate
UVA doctor discusses decrease in COVID-19 rate

UVA doctor discusses decrease in COVID-19 rate

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – COVID-19 cases being treated at the University of Virginia Medical Center are still falling apart.

Doctors say many people have immunity to the omicron variant right now, after so many positive cases throughout the holidays.

They keep an eye on what it means for the future.

“Exactly what level of immunity – is it immunity to infection, or is it immunity to serious consequences of infection, hospitalization – it will not be clear and there may be some differences depending on different populations,” Dr. Costi Sifri, a UVA epidemiologist, said Friday, February 18th.

Dr. Sifri says this calm trend continues so far, but is harder to predict in the long run.

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