Just when we think the COVID-19 pandemic is over, it comes back to remind us that it still exists. Remember when the last thing on people’s minds was contracting a deadly virus, and masks were only used by doctors? It almost feels like we had these thoughts an eternity ago! Over the past two years, we’ve witnessed lockdowns as well as political and economic turmoil–the COVID-19 pandemic got the best out of everyone.
However, as the vaccines began rolling out, we all heaved a sigh of relief and soon after, booster shots were also introduced to keep everyone’s immune systems up and running. It felt as if the world had finally managed to put a leash on the uncontrollable virus. However, unfortunately, scientists are back with bad news. Keep reading to find out what they’ve to say.
A Sudden Jump
According to modeling from Rochester, Minnesota, COVID-19 cases will rise suddenly by the mid of April 2022; an increase of 54.4%. The forecast suggests that the daily average number of cases per day will also increase from 27,415 cases to 42,342 cases by the end of the month. It has been forecasted after observing the trend of COVID-19 cases nationwide since its first outbreak in January. It is the subvariant that makes up around 72 percent of all the cases.
The estimates also suggest that hospital admissions may either remain stable or increase unexpectedly in upcoming weeks with some 4,000-4,300 cases of new potential admissions by the end of April. If you don’t find this statistic shocking then bear in mind that the average weekly COVID-19 admissions were 1,406 during the first week of April 2022.
This sudden rise in cases will be accompanied by an increase in the number of deaths due to COVID-19. The forecast estimates that 1,200-4,000 deaths will be reported by the end of April, increasing the country’s total death tally to 990,000-999,000.
What You Should Do
During these uncertain times, it would be best for you to catch up on any missed vaccine(s) or booster doses as soon as possible. You should also remember to wear a mask and carry a hand sanitizer. Make sure you observe social distancing and remind your family members and loved ones to take all precautionary measures so that all of you remain safe from COVID-19.
So, make sure to mask up and get your vaccine shot to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.