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Health board has good hospitalization news

The Mason County Board of Health met on Jan. 24 to provide updates on COVID-19, environmental health and social service programs.

Mason County Health Officer Dr. Keri Gardner provided her report about the COVID-19 omicron variant, stating she has only hospitalized one person out of the hundreds that she’s seen that have omicron, which she said is good news even though omicron is spreading like wildfire.

Gardner said the unfortunate news is because infections are widespread, even a small percentage of people needing to be hospitalized leads to increased hospitalizations.

“The delta bu...


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