As a result of the disease, COVID-19 has become the most prevalent blood-borne illness in Columbia County, where Jo’Keria Graham, 17 years old, was killed days before she was to start her senior year. As of the beginning of the school year, the teen was still in quarantine at home after testing positive for COVID days before starting school. Taking care of children was her passion. She would regularly call her grandparents to see how they were and to help at their workplace.
Despite Alerts, Family Stunned By COVID Killing Of High School Student
A high school student was making her way back to health and asked her grandparents to fetch breakfast for her. When she collapsed in the bathroom earlier this month, her family was on the phone with her grandparents as they were getting ready to drop off breakfast.
As she was buried wearing her cap and gown, Tina Graham said that her granddaughter said that she could not breathe. She appeared to be doing fine, we thought. Graham said both his sons had the illness, but one of them was very sick, and the other wasn’t as bad as his.
More about the pandemic:
- There is a shortage of space in Florida morgues due to COVID-19 deaths.
- School Children in the U.S. can look forward to more vaccines and research
- COVID-19 wreaks havoc in Hawaii and among its natives
- An increasing number of US states experiencing record hospitalizations, as children’s health suffers
What’s going on elsewhere:
- A new study shows that people who catch COVID-19 from the extra-contagious delta variant are about twice as likely to be hospitalized compared to those who catch an earlier version. Compared with the alpha variant, the delta variant spreads much more easily. But whether it causes more severe conditions are unclear, due in part to the fact that delta took off at the same time as countries relaxed their pandemic vaccination laws. To compare hospitalization rates for COVID-19 delta cases that occurred between March and May at the time of the outbreak in Britain, researchers worked with Public Health England. A Scottish study also found that delta led to more hospitalizations. Only 2% of all cases tracked by this study had been fully vaccinated.
- Three patients with COVID-19 were killed by a fire in a hospital in Russia. A fire broke out in Yaroslavl, a regional city about 250 kilometers north of Moscow. Tass and RIA-Novosti reported the blaze. There are various theories cited in the reports regarding the cause of the fire, including that the fire started in a ventilator.
- More than 40 Kentucky hospitals are affected by staffing shortages due to a relentless coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Andy Beshear said Friday. Beshear reported that one-third of hospitals were facing severe staffing problems the day before. It reflects increasing hospital stress caused by this highly contagious variant. In the 43 days through Thursday, the number of COVID-related hospitalizations and intensive care unit admissions rose in Minnesota. On Friday, 2,129 virus patients remained hospitalized with 592 receiving intensive care, while 349 were on ventilators. Kentucky had 239 COVID patients in the hospital on July 14; 60 of them were in intensive care and 25 were on ventilators.
- During the coronavirus pandemic, students in districts with hybrid or online learning modes suffered major academic setbacks, according to two studies. This week the Idaho State Board of Education learned of the results of the researcher’s work. Cathleen McHugh told the Lewiston Tribune that ninth-grade students’ GPAs dropped between March 2020 and March 2021. A hybrid model led to a 0.13 drop in GPA, and an entirely online model led to a 0.09 drop. All-year in-person instruction did not change in districts.