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    The rate of COVID hospitalizations has spiked by 50 percent across the nation as cases continue to spread and the highly contagious Omicron variant takes hold in nearly every state. In Ohio, more than a thousand members with the National Guard were called in to provide assistance for medical facilities as the state was facing staffing shortages in their hospitals. In Nebraska, medical facilities were forced to ration treatment on non-COVID patients as hospital beds continue to grow scarce due to the growing number of cases.  In the past month, 60,000 patients have been newly treated in hospitals across the country with doctors and officials urging the United States' unvaccinated population - 39% of Americans - to receive the shot in order to create space for non-COVID patients. This increase has spiked hospitalization rates in various Midwestern states, as well as California, and there are 67,306 patients currently treated nationally.     The presence of the new Omicron variant, which is believed to be responsible for the most recent surge, has so far been identified in 830 cases across the country in...
    (CBS4) – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on Thursday pointed out the difference in COVID rates between Colorado’s more and less vaccinated counties has become a stark comparison. (credit: CBS) There are over 1,100 people in Colorado hospitals testing positive for COVID and 80% percent of those are unvaccinated. In places like the Denver metro area where vaccination rates are higher, “You’ll see that those are also the counties where we’re seeing the lowest hospitalization rates right now,” said state epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy in Gov. Jared Polis’s Thursday afternoon news conference. The state showed graphs indicating much higher rates in some of the lowest vaccinated counties, like Pueblo County. The seven county Denver metro area (comprised of the following counties: Denver, Arapahoe, Douglas, Adams, Jefferson, Boulder and Broomfield) has 56.2% of the state’s population and 39.1% of hospital admissions, said Herlihy. Compare that with counties with lower vaccination rates like Larimer County and Weld County. The two counties in northern Colorado comprise 11.8% of the population and 16.1% of hospital admissions. Larimer County’s vaccination rate is...
    (CNN)Kentucky hospital officials high-fived one another during a press conference Monday as they learned multiple National Guard teams would be deployed to hospitals across the state dealing with rising Covid-19 cases and hospital staffing shortages.Between 21 and 25 of the state's regional hospitals are at a critical staffing shortage stage, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said in a news conference Monday. "Covid is burning through our population here in Kentucky," Beshear said, adding that the state is coming off its third highest week of cases in the entirety of the pandemic.The US could enter spring of 2022 with Covid-19 under control if enough people get vaccinated, Fauci saysInitially, five National Guard teams of 75 people will be deploying in two-week increments starting September 1, Beshear said. There will be other missions into the fall, including mobile vaccination teams, support for local health departments and continued food bank support, Beshear said. The governor said he also formally submitted a resource request for FEMA assistance."Our National Guard has answered the call each time during this pandemic, we appreciate them," Beshear said. "We're going...
    One Texas judge is sharing brutally honest details about the grim situation unfolding among children with COVID in the Lone Star state. Speaking at a news conference in Dallas, Texas, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins revealed: "In Dallas, we have zero ICU beds left for children." Jenkins went on to share an example of the worst-case scenario many worried parents are currently faced with as their ill children fight for their lives while hospitalized. He added, That means if your child's in a car wreck, if your child has a congenital heart defect or something and needs an ICU bed, or more likely if they have COVID and need an ICU bed, we don't have one." "Your child will wait for another child to die," he said bluntly. "Your child will just not get on the ventilator, your child will be CareFlighted to Temple or Oklahoma City or wherever we can find them a bed," Jenkins added. "But they won't be getting one here unless one clears." https://twitter.com/therecount/status/142622959575... https://twitter.com/JudgeClayJ/status/142633873026... While frontlines workers are making an arduous effort to treat...
    Icy roads cause traffic delays on I-35 on February 15, 2021 in Austin, Texas. Winter storm Uri has brought historic cold weather to Texas, causing traffic delays and power outages, and storms have swept across 26 states with a mix of freezing temperatures and precipitation Montinique Monroe/Getty Images Healthcare systems in Texas are suffering after a winter storm caused mass blackouts in the region. Two Austin-area hospitals issued statements regarding water outages on Wednesday, according to KXAN. The region is also facing burst pipes, power outages, and another bout of incoming winter weather. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Following a rare winter storm that left millions of Texans without power this week, hospitals across the state have begun reporting water- and heat-related issues, just as a new storm threatens to prolong icy conditions in the region. Two Austin-area hospitals issued statements on Wednesday regarding reports of water outages at their facilities, according to KVUE. St. David's South Austin Medical Center lost water pressure Wednesday, according to KXAN Austin, and as a result, had to transfer some...
    SAN FRANCISCO —  California is opening temporary field hospitals to help with overflow patients as COVID-19 surges fill intensive care units across the state. The field hospitals will care for non-ICU patients in places such as Costa Mesa, Porterville, Sacramento and Imperial; other facilities are on standby status in Riverside, Richmond, Fresno, San Diego and San Francisco. On Tuesday, the California Department of Public Health said available ICU capacity in Southern California was just 1.7%, down from 2.7% a day earlier. The situation was particularly grim in Riverside County, which was at zero available ICU capacity as of Tuesday. Available ICU capacity in the San Joaquin Valley was also effectively maxed out and has been fluctuating between zero and 1.6% since Saturday. Medical authorities across the state expect the situation to worsen before it gets better, as more people infected during the Thanksgiving holiday fall ill. The hope is that the state stay-at-home order will eventually turn the tide, but it’s expected it will take until Christmas or New Year’s before the inexorable rise in daily coronavirus cases flattens or...
    Over the last few weeks a strange new trend has appeared in COVID-19 statistics. Even though case counts continued to rise, the percentage of those identified as positive for COVID-19 who were admitted to hospitals has been trending slowly downward. This may at first seem like a good thing—almost an indicator that the disease is somehow becoming less dangerous. That’s not the case. What’s actually happening is that hospitals are imposing a sort of ad-hoc triage, one in which COVID-19 patients are being sent home even if they’re in serious distress. While Republicans continue to pull out every possible stop to sneer at the rising tide of cases, Tuesday brought a new record for single-day deaths from COVID-19. Again. And there’s no doubt that deaths are being driven upward because, just as in the first wave of disease in March and April, hospitals are being overwhelmed. Triaging patients, where done officially or quietly, means that some people who might otherwise have recovered are going to die. The New York Times has a new map showing the level of ICU occupancy across the nation....
    COVID-19 cases are surging all over the country -- with 22 states reporting an increase.In El Paso, hospitals are at their max.More than 850 people in the county are hospitalized with COVID-19 -- 180 of them in ICUs.Maine has country's lowest COVID-19 infection rate: How state officials say they did itEMBED More News Videos The state's positive test rate is averaging roughly 1.21%. Overflow tents are being set up to east the pressure for beds at the area's largest hospital. Several of the most critical patients have volunteered to be airlifted to other cities to receive care."I've never seen anything like this," said Dr. Joel Hendryx. "And I dare to say that most people have not."There are currently more than 42,000 patients hospitalized in the U.S. with the novel coronavirus.At the beginning of the pandemic, most cases we in major metropolises like New York City. Now, rural states are feeling the strain.'Mom code': Parents reportedly avoid testing kids to keep Utah COVID-19 numbers artificially lowEMBED More News VideosParents in Utah have reportedly created a "mom code," an unwritten agreement to...
    Mississippi's five largest hospitals have run out of ICU beds and four others have 5 percent or less available as coronavirus cases continue to soar across the state and Governor Tate Reeves backpedals on reopening plans.  State health officials warned Thursday that the healthcare system is buckling under the weight of the pandemic, with the five largest facilities reaching their capacity for ICU patients by midweek. Another four hospitals have 5 percent or less ICU beds available and an additional three less than 10 percent, as the state announced a new daily record for COVID-19 hospitalizations for the second day in a row Friday. Infections have surged to 34,622 and the state governor is finally issuing a mask mandate for residents in the hardest-hit counties. This comes after an outbreak at the state Capitol infected around one in seven Mississippi legislators and threatens to derail the seat of the state government.  Mississippi's five largest hospitals have run out of ICU beds and four others have 5 percent or less available as coronavirus cases continue to soar across the state and Governor...
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