DCH reports few COVID cases as numbers decrease
By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller
The number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continues to decrease after the ongoing years-long battle.
Currently, there are five or fewer COVID-19 inpatients being treated at DCH Regional Medical Center, and numbers are remaining low.
DCH Marketing and Communications Vice President Andy North said although COVID-19 has some concerning variants popping up, there doesn’t seem to be a consistent increase in cases.
“Across the world, we’ve seen little spikes but none of the variants seem to be catching hold in a major way of concern at the moment,” said North. “We hope that we don’t have any more significant spikes and a lot of the people in the community have either been vaccinated, had the virus, or both, so there is a lot of immunity right now. We hope that immunity is sufficient to stop this from turning back into a situation.”
Even though cases are lower than usual, doctors said it’s important that people continue to stay aware and test for the virus when needed.