COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS STARTING TO CREEP UP IN PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania health officials say even though area hospitalizations for COVID have been down in the past month, they’re starting to creep back up again.  The C-D-C says a new subvariant, labeled BA.2, is the dominant strain now for COVID infections.  The state officials say even though the number of hospitalizations is down nearly 57 percent in the past month, they’ve increased nearly eight percent over the last week.