Omicron pushes Harris County to brink of highest COVID threat level, red – Houston Chronicle

Rebecca Hennes, Staff Writer Jan. 5, 2022 Updated: Jan. 5, 2022 11:57 a.m.Judge Lina Hidalgo revealed the raising of the COVID – 19 Threat to Level Orange at Houston Transtar Thursday, July 22, 2021, in Houston.Steve Gonzales/Staff digital photographer Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo warned that the

area’s COVID hazard might be increased to its greatest and also most serious degree in the following week or two, if hospital stays remain to increase. Hidalgo elevated the area’s COVID-19 danger degree to”considerable,”the second-highest

factor, on Dec. 20 because of swiftly climbing infections triggered by the spread of the omicron version. Danger Level 2 suggests that individuals decrease all unneeded calls in order to stem the circulation of the infection, while Threat Level 1 advises that unvaccinated individuals stay at home as high as only and also feasible leave for vital demands like grocery stores or medication. On Omicron might be much less serious, however it’s increasing Houston hospital stays to ‘astonishing’degrees Complying with

a number of weeks of household events and also taking a trip, Hidalgo stated throughout a Tuesday press conference that the region has actually satisfied 3 of 4 indications that would certainly elevate the hazard degree yet once more. The last indication to be gotten to is hospital stays. Hidalgo stated 12 percent of the area’s ICU populace is COVID favorable– when that gets to 20 percent, the region will certainly get to Level 1 condition.


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