SAN ANGELO, TX –– San Angelo Health officials are asking the public's assistance to slow the spread of Omicron (COVID-19), flu, strep, RSV, and other illnesses that are currently affecting the community.
According to DSHS, more than 10,000 Texas are currently hospitalized with Covid-19. Nearly 20 percent or 2,000 are being treated in Intensive Care Units.
While Trauma Service Area K, which includes San Angelo, continues to have the lowest coronavirus-related hospitalization rate in the state the area has seen a slight bump in the last few days. On January 3rd DSHS reported 2.71 % and by January 9th the number had risen to 3.73 percent.
The City of San Angelo has released the following tips that can help make a difference in the fight in this pandemic.
- Get vaccinated if possible.
- Stay home if you are sick or contact a doctor if you need medical attention.
- Wear a well-fitted mask around others.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes when masks are not available.
- Avoid large crowds or gatherings.
- Wash your hands often.
- Stay 6 feet away from others.