NAPLES, FL, Jan. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — HealthLynked Corp. (OTCQB: HLYK) a global healthcare network focused on care management of its members and a provider of healthcare technologies that connect doctors, patients, and medical data, today announced the launch of its updated COVID-19 Tracker Application (App) to include confirmed cases of the Omicron variant as reported by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
The HealthLynked COVID-19 Tracker Application was first released on the Apple App Store in March 2020 at the height of the pandemic. The updated App will now include confirmed cases of the Omicron variant as reported by the CDC and local state health departments, while continuing to track COVID-19 cases and global statistics. Other features of the App will remain in place, including, real-time chat and updates from the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO).
Dr. Michael Dent, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer stated, “The updated COVID-19 Tracker App is essential now that the Omicron variant is spreading more rapidly than the original SARS-CoV-2 virus and the Delta variant. Concerns about children returning to schools, the evolving guidelines for vaccines for children and vaccine boosters make this update even more important to educate our users about new cases so that they are better informed to make decisions to protect themselves and their loved ones.”
About COVID-19 Omicron Variant
The Omicron variant was first detected on November 11, 2021, in Botswana, South Africa, and on December 1, 2021, the U.S. confirmed its first case of the variant. The rapidly spreading Omicron variant is now the dominant Covid strain in the U.S., representing 73% of sequenced cases, according to data published by CDC. The CDC estimates it makes up more than 90% of cases in portions of the Northwest, South, Southeast, and Northeast United States. The CDC has reported 59,521,277 total COVID-19 cases in the last 30 days, ending January 10, 2022, with a total of 834,077 deaths. Cases of the Omicron variant are expected to peak in the U.S. in January 2022.
About HealthLynked Corp.
HealthLynked Corp. provides a solution for both patient members and providers to improve healthcare through the efficient exchange of medical information. The HealthLynked Network is a cloud-based platform that allows members to connect with their healthcare providers and take more control of their healthcare. Members enter their medical information, including medications, allergies, past surgeries, and personal health records, in one convenient online and secure location, free of charge. Participating healthcare providers can connect with their current and future patients through the system. Benefits to in-network providers include the ability to utilize the HealthLynked patent-pending patient access hub “PAH” for patient analytics. Other benefits for preferred providers include HLYK marketing tools to connect with their active and inactive patients to improve patient retention, access more accurate and current patient information, provide more efficient online scheduling, and to fill last-minute cancelations using the Company’s “real-time appointment scheduling” all within its mobile application. Preferred providers pay a monthly fee to access these HealthLynked services. For additional information about HealthLynked Corp., please visit www.healthlynked.com and connect with HealthLynked on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
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