Florida, Texas hospital CEOs: Uptick in hospitalizations among young Americans ‘scary’

Dr. Boom said the encouraging part is less clients are being transferred to the extensive care unit at Houston Memorial, though professionals caution more neighborhood spread might lead to higher circumstances of older Americans getting COVID-19 and causing death rates to climb.

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Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

In an interview with CNBC, Marc Boom, MD, CEO of Houston Methodist, said Texas rise in COVID-19 cases is affecting a bigger number of Americans who are under the age of 50 than when the pandemic first took hold. At Houston Methodist, 60 percent of COVID-19 clients are under the age of 50.
” We are absolutely seeing this affect young individuals, and theyre getting rather ill,” Dr. Boom told CNBC. “So we actually need everybody to do their part.”.
David Verinder, CEO of Sarasota (Fla.) Memorial Hospital, echoed Dr. Booms issues. He told regional NPR affiliate WJCT that increasing COVID-19 numbers and an increase in more youthful patients requiring hospitalization is “frightening.” The average age of people testing favorable for COVID-19 in the state is 34.
” We have actually absolutely had younger people now hospitalized at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and throughout the state and country at a much higher rate than had actually been in the past,” Mr. Verinder informed WJCT.

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Hospital CEOs in Florida and Texas are sounding the alarm on a trend theyre seeing at their centers: a rise in the number of young clients requiring hospitalization for COVID-19.

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David Verinder, CEO of Sarasota (Fla.) Memorial Hospital, echoed Dr. Booms issues. The typical age of people evaluating favorable for COVID-19 in the state is 34.
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