The COVID-19 wave could double to a peak, says an ambulance doctor

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The latest wave of COVID-19 cases could double to a peak, predicted a former ambulance doctor who now runs two emergency services in Placer County, “said Dr. Eric Ellis, owner of Granite Bay Urgent Care and Lincoln Urgent Care. The average number of COVID-19 cases in seven days in Placer County was 17.8 people per 100,000, as of last week, according to the state dashboard. This is compared to 5.5 per 100,000 people a month earlier. Hospitalizations are also slowly growing, but are not approaching a peak in 257 patients during the omicron burst in January. There were 43 patients on Sunday. At the end of March there were only two positive cases of COVID-19 in one week at Ellis’ Lincoln. According to him, there have been 99 positive cases in the last week. Ellis predicted that those numbers would likely double before reaching a peak. The doctor advises anyone who has symptoms to be screened because the most common symptoms seen by his office can be easily dismissed as a sore throat or the common cold. Vaccinated people also experience milder symptoms than those who are not vaccinated, he said. “Unfortunately, if you’re not vaccinated, it’s still unknown, isn’t it? It’s always been the case with COVID. In fact, the hardest thing about it is it’s accidental. You can’t pick one person and tell that person will get sick, and that person “No. It’s really a coincidence,” Ellis said. Ellis advises patients who test positive to self-isolate and wear a mask when next to others as a way to do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The latest wave of COVID-19 cases could double to a peak, predicted a former ambulance doctor who now runs two emergency services in Placer County.

“Right now we are at one of these growing peaks. It is definitely on the rise,” said Dr. Eric Ellis, owner of Granite Bay Urgent Care and Lincoln Urgent Care.

The average number of cases of COVID-19 in seven days in Placer County was 17.8 people per 100,000, as of last week, according to the state dashboard. This is compared to 5.5 per 100,000 people a month earlier.

Hospitalizations are also slowly growing, but are not approaching a peak in 257 patients during the omicron burst in January. There were 43 patients on Sunday.

At the end of March there were only two positive cases of COVID-19 in one week at Ellis’ Lincoln. According to him, there have been 99 positive cases in the last week.

Alice predicted that those numbers would probably double before reaching a peak.

The doctor advises everyone who has symptoms to be screened because the most common symptoms seen by his office can be easily dismissed as sore throat or the common cold.

Vaccinated people also experience milder symptoms than those who are not vaccinated, he said.

“Unfortunately, if you’re not vaccinated, it’s still unknown, isn’t it? It’s always been the case with COVID. In fact, the hardest thing about it is it’s accidental. You can’t pick one person and tell that person will get sick, and that person no. It’s really a coincidence, “Ellis said.

Alice advises patients with a positive result to isolate themselves and wear a mask when close to others as a way to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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