Tri-State doctors concerned about potential COVID-19 spike amid spring break travel

Tri-State doctors concerned about potential COVID-19 spike amid spring break travel

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Doctors with Deaconess Health are concerned about a spike in potential COVID-19 cases as many could travel for spring break.

Dr. Gina Huhnke says if a spike in cases is recorded, it could be two or three weeks down the road.

“Hopefully the persons that are undergoing spring break and having a good time are otherwise healthy,” Dr. Huhnke said. “The patients that are of the highest risk, of course, are the elderly and those who have other co-morbidities. We would encourage those folks, in particular, to be very careful about going into large crowds and most certainly wear their masks.”

Dr. Huhnke says nearly 28% of Vanderburgh County is vaccinated right now. Meanwhile, she said there is a good chunk of the community that has already contracted COVID-19, so there could be some immunity in those people.

She hopes that because of those factors, Vanderburgh County won’t see as big of a spike as last year due to those factors.

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