No post Thanksgiving COVID-19 spike appearing in early numbers – WLWT Cincinnati

The efforts of Hamilton County residents to stem the spread of COVID during Thanksgiving have paid off, according to the earliest numbers that show no new spike on top of the Halloween spike.“I think if Thanksgiving was going to have an impact, I would think, yesterday, the last few days, we would have seen number skyrocket and that has not been the case,” said Hamilton County Health Commissioner Greg Kestermann.COVID-19 numbers sharply increased after Halloween and have remained high since then. Health officials were concerned about the Thanksgiving spike on top of the Halloween spike. “My belief is, we would have already started to see a significant spike in the number of cases. They remain elevated but they are not continuing to spike up higher,” Kestermann said.Kestermann credited people for doing the kinds of things needed to keep the spread from intensifying.Even without the additional spike, the numbers remain high enough to keep stress on the hospital system and health care workers.Meanwhile, Hamilton County Emergency Management is preparing to store the vaccine when it arrives. “Hamilton County Homeland Security has been actively engaged with our local health partners to ensure that we have the capacity to store the vaccine, secure the vaccine and get it out the door once it’s received,” said Hamilton County EMA director Nick Crossley.The county will have two ultra-cold storage units that can keep the Pfizer vaccine at super cold temperatures. One is already built and the second is under construction. Each will hold 60,000 doses of vaccine.

The efforts of Hamilton County residents to stem the spread of COVID during Thanksgiving have paid off, according to the earliest numbers that show no new spike on top of the Halloween spike.

“I think if Thanksgiving was going to have an impact, I would think, yesterday, the last few days, we would have seen number skyrocket and that has not been the case,” said Hamilton County Health Commissioner Greg Kestermann.

COVID-19 numbers sharply increased after Halloween and have remained high since then. Health officials were concerned about the Thanksgiving spike on top of the Halloween spike.

“My belief is, we would have already started to see a significant spike in the number of cases. They remain elevated but they are not continuing to spike up higher,” Kestermann said.

Kestermann credited people for doing the kinds of things needed to keep the spread from intensifying.

Even without the additional spike, the numbers remain high enough to keep stress on the hospital system and health care workers.

Meanwhile, Hamilton County Emergency Management is preparing to store the vaccine when it arrives.

“Hamilton County Homeland Security has been actively engaged with our local health partners to ensure that we have the capacity to store the vaccine, secure the vaccine and get it out the door once it’s received,” said Hamilton County EMA director Nick Crossley.

The county will have two ultra-cold storage units that can keep the Pfizer vaccine at super cold temperatures. One is already built and the second is under construction. Each will hold 60,000 doses of vaccine.