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UPMC Western Maryland statement on COVID Surge Impact

December 29th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

In the West Central Pa. and Maryland region, including UPMC Western Maryland, UPMC Altoona, UPMC Bedford, and UPMC Somerset, UPMC is currently caring for 90 COVID-19 inpatients.  

UPMC Western Maryland continues to be open and available, committed to do all we can to serve those who need care in our region.  

Omicron is very contagious, particularly for those who are unvaccinated.  

We are seeing increases in both COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, but it is rare to see someone who has been through a full vaccination series and boosted come in and require hospital care. 

Vaccination, including boosters, physical distancing, and masking – indoors, in crowds, and with those not in your immediate family – are the best protection from COVID-19 and the flu.