The coronavirus variant “Omikron, with its remarkable, unprecedented ability to transmit, will eventually catch almost everyone,” he added, and eliminating the disease caused by the virus is unrealistic.
According to Fauci, the US is about to enter a new phase, “where there will be enough protection in society, enough medicine available, so if someone at high risk becomes infected, it will be very easy to treat.”
“Once we get there, there will be a change, and at this point we can be on its doorstep,” Fauci said. However, he added that in a situation where almost a million new infections are detected in the US daily, almost 150,000 are registered. hospitalizations and over 1,200 Covid-19-related deaths, the country is yet to reach this stage.
According to official data, there are currently over 145.9 thousand hospitalized in the USA. people with Covid-19, with a significant percentage of them hospitalized for other reasons, such as an injury, and the infection was detected in these people after a routine test for the presence of coronavirus.
Record hospitalization in the US
By Tuesday, the number of Covid-19 patients in US hospitals reached a record high, fueled by the wave of infections with the Omikron variant virus, of more than 145,900. This is overloading facilities and forcing states to seek emergency solutions.
According to data from the Ministry of Health, the number of people hospitalized due to Covid-19 exceeded the previous peak – on January 14, 2021 – of people treated in hospitals, which was 142,246.
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