2021 Annual Report

The calendar says it’s December 2021, but it sure feels a lot like December 2020.

 

Who would have thought that a year after the first vaccines went into the arms of nurses at our hospitals that we’d still be in the fight of our lives against COVID-19? But here we are with one of the highest number of new cases of COVID-19 per capita in the country, despite an overall vaccination rate that is somewhere around 65 percent of the population. Hospitalizations have surged to over 470 (at the time of this writing), well beyond the peak of 335 this past winter. Unfortunately, with new cases of more than 1,100 per day, the situation is only likely to become more challenging over the next several weeks before we see trends going in the opposite direction.