Williamson Medical Center sees another jump in COVID-19 hospitalizations

Williamson Medical Center saw another jump in the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the seven-day period ending Jan. 6, according to its data. (Courtesy-Williamson Medical Center)
Williamson Medical Center saw another jump in the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the seven-day period ending Jan. 6, according to its data. (Courtesy-Williamson Medical Center)

Williamson Medical Center saw another jump in the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the seven-day period ending Jan. 6, according to its data. (Courtesy-Williamson Medical Center)

Williamson Medical Center recorded another jump in the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations, including cases that required critical care, according to a weekly update issued Jan. 6.

As of Jan. 6, 43 patients were hospitalized for active COVID-19 cases at the hospital, while six of the seven patients in the Critical Care Unit were unvaccinated, according to WMC’s data. Of the 43 patients, 29 were unvaccinated, the announcement said. On Dec. 31, of 38 patients, 10 were unvaccinated, according to WMC.


“WMC urges that people continue taking precautions during this current surge of the omicron variant,” WMC’s announcement stated. “Recommendations include wearing masks when traveling and around others indoors, observing social distancing, and limiting indoor gatherings. Vaccination continues to offer the best protection against the severe effects of COVID-19. Though breakthrough infections are possible despite vaccination, protection against severe disease is maintained.”

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance for when vaccinated patients can receive a booster shot. Patients can now get an mRNA booster five months after their second dose of Pfizer vaccine, six months after receiving their second dose of the Moderna vaccine and two months after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

To find where to get your COVID-19 vaccine, including booster shots for those eligible, visit https://www.vaccines.gov/search/.
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