Health officials warn “a third wave is coming”
CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Hamilton County Health officials say they are concerned now about rising Covid cases and hospitalizations in our area.
Both have jumped more than 200% in the last two weeks.
And they are seeing more cases in people under 30 and in families.
Administrator Becky Barnes says the data shows a third wave of Covid-19 is coming.
“We can stop or greatly diminish a potential wave with vaccinations.”
The Department says 42% of Hamilton County residents have now been fully vaccinated.
Barnes says if you have not been vaccinated yet, you should be wearing a mask.
As schools begin ramping up a new year, the Department’s official advice to school systems is taht anyone who has not been vaccinated should wear masks.