Marian Regional Medical Center: Health Experts Believe Omicron Wave May Decline Over Next Two Weeks

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SANTA MARIA, Calif. – Amid the wave of omicron, a father is grateful the hospital is
take care of his wife.

“My wife is having our son…our second son…so she’s in labor right now…
I am grateful that they are taking their time to prevent the spread of COVID-19, said Giovanni Em.

Dr. Scott Robertson of Marian Regional Medical Center thinks we may be at the peak of the Omicron wave.

“Here on the Central Coast…some data outside in other parts of California
as well as other parts of the United States…shows us a possible down
trending…so that’s great news,” Robertson said.

Robertson said he hopes in the next two weeks we will see a drop in
the number of reported COVID-19 cases.

“Looking at other Omicron data from around the world…especially in Europe…
we see that the number of cases tends to drop very quickly… just like
they increased very quickly at the start of the wave,” Robertson said.

Although Robertson thinks we will see a decline in the number of
new cases, it will not be instantaneous.

“Then it takes a few more weeks before it really starts to
result in lower hospitalizations,” Robertson said.

Meanwhile, Robertson said Marian was working around the clock as a
the hospital continues to treat patients.

“Everyone in there is doing their part, you know…the COVID-19 testing…making sure everybody’s vaccinated,” Em said.

Right now, doctors say they are still seeing very high numbers of COVID-19
case, but they hope the worst is over.

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