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BA.2 is the latest subvariant of omicron, the dominant strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. While the origin of BA.2 is still unclear, it has quickly become the dominant strain in many countries, including India, Denmark and South Africa. more
AdventHealth shares data on COVID patient numbers, including patients receiving ICU-level care, as well as updates on masks, test, monoclonal antibody treatment and more. more
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has changed its guidelines about masks and respirators a number of times over the past two years and gave its most recent update on Jan. 14, 2022. more
The figures represent a downturn from Omicron’s peak in Central Florida during the week of Jan. 17 of more than 1,100 inpatients with COVID-19 in the health care system’s Central Florida Division. more
The NIH issued its latest guidance on effective treatments against the more transmissible omicron variant, including an antibody treatment called Sotrovimab and other treatments such as Remdesivir. more
The health care system is prepared for the increase, which so far remains lower than during the Delta surge, which peaked in August with about 1,700 hospitalized patients. more
About 630 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 throughout AdventHealth’s Central Florida hospitals, an increase that underscores the continued severity of the virus in many people in the … more
At a Tuesday press conference, Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo argued against federal health authorities’ testing guidelines for COVID-19, even as COVID cases rise. more
Data from Orange County Utilities shows that the Omicron variant, first detected in the county in early December, has rapidly become the most dominant version of the virus. more
As families get together for holiday festivities, New Year’s celebrations, and other wintertime gatherings, how will omicron affect Florida? more
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