Covid cases creeping up, ICU patients continuing to climb

Published: Sep. 24, 2021 at 6:20 PM EDT
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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - As active covid cases creep back up, people in hospitals because of covid is continuing at pandemic heights across the mountain state.

As we learn West Virginia ranks last in those fully vaccinated, Dr. Mark Povroznik from the United Hospital Center says the number of hospitalizations is a measure to show the vaccines effectiveness.

Dr. Povroznik says as people recover from their quarantine, active cases will decline, the trend isn’t translating into those needing higher level of care.

“You talk about the reason for decline in active cases, it’s not everyone is sick enough to be in a hospital. If that was the case we’d be in more of a crisis than what we’re in and we are in a healthcare crisis,” Dr. Povroznik.

Dr. Povroznik says this issue reinforces the importance and value in the shot. He urges to get the booster for those who qualify.

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