Omaha, Nebraska – Omicron continues its surge across Nebraska, but the slowing pace is evident compared to the numbers the state was reporting at the beginning of the month.
With the latest, relatively stable data, state health experts believe that the state of Nebraska is somewhere close to the peak of the Omicron wave and numbers are expected to go down in the upcoming period.
Dr. Renuga Vivekanandan, infectious disease physician for the Omaha CHI Health Clinic said, expects the surge of the virus to drastically decline in the upcoming weeks and numbers to finally stabilize.
However, Vivekanandan once again urged that vaccination against Covid-19 still remains the best option Nebraskans have in battling the virus, or more specifically, the Omicron variant of the virus.
“When I look at the data in the hospital, we are still seeing majority of our patients are unvaccinated,” she said.
Vivekanandan confirmed vaccines are doing great job when it comes to lowering the chance of getting infected with Omicron especially with the booster doses, while the chances of hospitalizations or death are much lower even with two doses of the vaccines.
Vivekanandan also said, two cases of BA.2, the new Omicron subvariant, were detected in Douglas County just Wednesday, but the variant doesn’t pose significant threat to the current situation.