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Health experts spot uptick in COVID cases, a possible harbinger of fall/winter wave

Source: CDC

Aug. 8. Atrium Health, like many hospitals around the region, is reporting a small increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

The CDDC says it could be the harbinger of a possible fall and winter wave, although it’s unlikely we’ll see the highs of previous winters.

“The numbers are a slight uptick and a good reminder to stay vigilant as we head into the fall respiratory season. It’s a good time to revisit precautions to protect yourself from COVID-19 as well as other illnesses – avoid someone if they are sick, practice good hand hygiene and stay home if you don’t feel well,” Atrium said in a news release.

May 11 marked the end of the federal COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) declaration. This doesn’t mean that COVID-19 is over, but the end of a healthcare crisis.