‘An urgent crisis’: Hospitals in several states hit capacity — 8 notes

Gabrielle Masson –
Friday, October 23rd, 2020
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Eight things to understand:.

At least 14 states are striking record high COVID-19 hospitalizations, with seven more states near to peaking, according to The COVID-19 Tracking Project data pointed out by The New York Times.

1. More than 41,000 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized in the U.S., a 40 percent increase in the last month.

2. More COVID-19 hospitalizations were tape-recorded during an April rise in New York City and in the Sun Belt this July, however the rising numbers now are testing smaller sized health center systems, especially in the Midwest and the Mountain West.

“Make no error about this, this is an urgent crisis,” Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers stated Oct. 22 of the states break out. An emergency field healthcare facility opened on the Wisconsin State Fair premises and admitted its very first patient this week.

4. One-fifth of Utah clients in intensive care units are COVID-19 patients, stated Gov. Gary Herbert, including that the state is preparing to open a field medical facility south of Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City-based University of Utah Hospital canceled optional treatments after its intensive care system hit 104 percent capability Oct. 16, according to Newsweek..

5. Kootenai Health in Coeur dAlene, Idaho, is wanting to move patients to centers in Seattle and Portland, Ore., as its medical facility nears capacity and COVID-19 cases rise in the region. Kootenai Health, which consists of a 330-bed community-owned health center, stated Oct. 21 that the health center is at 99 percent capacity for surgical or medical care and facing a lack of employees..

6. “Our local hospitals are all performing at or near capability daily,” said David Basel, MD, a vice president at Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Avera Medical Group, which runs about three lots medical facilities in the Midwest.

7. 8 Kansas City, Mo.-based health centers and emergency situation departments needed to refuse ambulances Oct. 14 because they hit capacity..

8. “I do not really see any signs that things are decreasing, which concerns me a lot,” Caitlin Rivers, PhD, an epidemiologist at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University, told the NYT. “It needs to be our starting property that its not going to slow down unless we require it to slow down.”.

“Make no mistake about this, this is an immediate crisis,” Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said Oct. 22 of the states outbreak. An emergency situation field hospital opened on the Wisconsin State Fair grounds and confessed its very first patient this week. One-fifth of Utah patients in extensive care units are COVID-19 patients, said Gov. Gary Herbert, including that the state is preparing to open a field healthcare facility south of Salt Lake City. Kootenai Health in Coeur dAlene, Idaho, is looking to transfer clients to centers in Seattle and Portland, Ore., as its health center nears capability and COVID-19 cases surge in the region. “I do not actually see any signs that things are slowing down, and that issues me a lot,” Caitlin Rivers, PhD, an epidemiologist at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University, told the NYT.

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