As students head back to the classroom to start a new school year, health experts are urging parents to keep a close eye on their child’s health.
With COVID-19 cases on the rise throughout the nation, the most recent update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows COVID-19 hospitalizations are up 18.8-percent and deaths are up 17.6-percent as the nation sees a surge in cases.
Here in Wisconsin, Dr. Greg Demuri, a pediatric infectious disease expert at UW Health, fears the new school year could cause problems.
“I’m quite worried when school starts again that people are going to see a spike in cases,” Dr. Demuri said. “We don’t exactly know what’s going to happen, but the numbers of COVID have increased. The measurement of COVID in wastewater treatment has gone up, so we know there’s more COVID in the community.”