HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Hartford HealthCare plans to address a few dominant topics regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Thursday afternoon, Hartford HealthCare Clinical Director Ajay Kumar, MD, will hold a virtual briefing.
The briefing is set at 12:30 p.m.
Kumar plans to fight what Hartford HealthCare calls “the unvaccinated pandemic” and the Delta variant.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decided in the spring to stop tracking mild breakthrough infections of COVID-19. He only followed up cases severe enough to result in hospitalization and death.
Among that data, the CDC reported that 83 percent of cases in the United States are due to the Delta variant.
(WFSB) – COVID infections have increased in recent days.
Regardless of the percentage of new cases, doctors told Channel 3 this week that the vaccines were working.
They also called the perception of the vaccine a problem. They said that while vaccines reduce transmission to some extent, their main goal is to prevent an infection from becoming serious.
More than 2 million Connecticut residents were fully vaccinated as of Wednesday. Of these, 854 have contracted COVID. Forty-six of these people had symptoms. More than 17 percent had to be hospitalized. Of that 17 percent, the majority were 55 and over. There were 21 deaths.
Hartford HealthCare said the variant was to blame, along with the return to normal life.
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