Health Alert: California County Asks People to Wear Masks as COVID-19, RSV Cases Rise
Health authorities in Northern California, specifically Yolo County, have issued a new advisory urging residents to take precautions against rising COVID-19 and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) levels.
Worries Grow as Viruses Increase
Recent data showing increased COVID-19 and RSV presence in wastewater has raised concerns among health officials.
The spike in cases, notably in Northern California, has triggered worries of a possible resurgence.
Health officials in one Northern California county are once again urging residents to mask up and get vaccinated:
Health officials in one Northern California county are once again urging residents to mask up and get vaccinated. https://t.co/xcB2qsQ41g
— CBS Sacramento (@CBSSacramento) December 27, 2023
Community Urged to Protect Themselves
Dr. Aimee Sisson, Yolo County’s Public Health Officer, emphasized the importance of protective measures.
Encouraging the community, she recommended the use of high-quality masks, especially when around others.
Rising Hospitalizations Highlight Concerns
Notably, several counties in Northern California, including Yolo, were flagged by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention for having a high number of COVID-19 hospitalizations.
The collective count across Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer, and Yolo reached 246 hospital admissions.
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Ongoing Monitoring by UC Davis
UC Davis researchers have been actively monitoring COVID-19 by analyzing wastewater at the city’s treatment plant.
This ongoing surveillance has been a vital tool in tracking virus trends within the community.