COVID omicron wave declines sharply in Ingham County
Ingham County is reporting a steep drop in the number of cases of the omicron variant.
There’s just under 5,000 active cases of COVID-19 in Ingham County.
Of those, 398 new cases have been reported in just the past week.
Health Officer Linda Vail says that’s a huge contrast to January, which at one point saw about 5,100 new cases.
Vail says vaccination rates are looking good, too.
“So, we are at about 73.4% of all eligible Ingham County residents; so, 5 and over that have received at least their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine,” Vail said.
Vail says women account for 55% of the COVID case rate in Ingham County. However, she adds the mortality rate is slightly higher for men.