Local surge of COVID-19 incoming as health care increasingly strained
Last updated 1/14/2022 at 11:39am
As COVID-19 cases surge throughout the U.S., driven by the highly transmissible omicron variant, local public health is preparing for a significant local surge of the virus, one that could heavily strain public health.
Hill County Public Health Director Kim Berg, also the county's health officer, said her department is predicting a surge of COVID-19 resembling those seen in the eastern part of the U.S., and they're already seeing an uptick.
"We started seeing a pretty rapid increase in cases at the end of last week and beginning of this week, which is to be expected," she said.