COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 3/17/22

COVID-19 highlights for the week of 3/17/22:

 What’s Happening?

  • Cases continue to decrease throughout most of the United States, including the Kansas City Region. However, global COVID cases have started to increase after more than a month of decline.
  • New hospital admissions of patients with COVID-19 continue to decrease but remain elevated in the Kansas City region.
  • We will feel the impacts of sustained pressure on the health care system (particularly those related to staff shortages) for a long time.

What Can I Expect?

  • Improved wait times for emergency services and better availability of local hospital beds. 
  • Many hospitals are beginning to reschedule patient procedures that were previously delayed. This means you may be contacted to reschedule your postponed procedure or appointment.

What Can I Do?

  • If you believe you have COVID-19, seek testing and treatment. Therapeutics are available throughout the region.
  • Remember that the virus is still here in the community – stay up to date on vaccinations and boosters.
  • Understand your risk level and practice mitigation measures accordingly.
  • Schedule any missed routine health maintenance appointments and seek ways to improve your overall health: regular immunizations, diet, exercise, stress management, and eliminating or limiting unhealthy behaviors like smoking and alcohol consumption.
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