COVID and other respiratory viruses surging locally


December 8, 2022

Michele Bever, South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) executive director, reported on Friday COVID-19 cases are rising sharply, more long-term care facilities are experiencing outbreaks and virus levels in wastewater have climbed to very high levels.

The health district is also seeing increasing numbers of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases, along with rising numbers of patients hospitalized for these respiratory illnesses and for COVID-19.

“We’ve seen sharp increases in COVID-19 cases in our district in the last several weeks,” Bever said. “On Th...

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