Asking the Experts: Health experts expect COVID cases to continue rising through holidays

Local Coronavirus Coverage

(WJHL) – Local health experts and providers are bracing for a continued rise in COVID-19 cases and spread as the holiday season approaches.

Ballad Health Chief Infection Prevention Officer Jamie Swift joined News Channel 11 Monday and said an increase in hospitalizations is expected as Christmas draws nearer. Swift said vaccination rates have also stagnated in the region and the rate of people getting their booster shots is also discouraging.

You can see the entire Asking the Experts segment above.

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