Record number of COVID-19 patients Hospitalized in the US

According to the COVID-19 Tracking Project, there are almost eighty-eight thousand and eighty people with coronavirus complexities are receiving hospitalization treatment. It is a record number of hospitalizations in the United States amid a continuing fall surge. Hospital systems across the country are announcing warnings for the shortage of staffing and bed capacity.

Top health officials of Pennsylvania warned the officials on Monday that the state might run out of ICU beds within one week. A doctor sadly told CNN in Minneapolis about caring for five coronavirus patients the last time she worked. Two of them shifted to hospice care, and another woman died in her 80s. Her patient is also a patient of the viral disease.

The director of hospital medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center, Dr Shirlee Xie, expresses that no one can describe how caretakers feel to see that kind of suffering from their patients. She adds that it is possible for the hospital to add beds and other medical equipment, but health officials cannot create doctors, nurses to take care of patients. Everyone is really afraid of what’s to come.

Latest Surge in cases caused by people without symptoms

According to the director of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr Robert Redfield, the latest countrywide surge in COVID-19 cases manly drove by zero patients’ gatherings indoors. So now, the real drive of the pandemic is not the public square, according to the Redfield’s interview with Fox News. It actually drove by the silent epidemic – the asymptomatic infections mainly in individuals between the ages of twelve and thirty-five.

Record number of Coronavirus patients Hospitalized in the US
Record number of Coronavirus patients Hospitalized in the US
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Redford noted different transmission patterns of Coronavirus from those noted in the spring in key metropolitan regions. This time the transmission is occurring when people don’t wear masks and gather indoors, especially at homes. These silent virus carriers spreading COVID-19 come as United States cases and hospitalizations continue surging to new heights. As of 24th November, almost 12.5 million COVID-19 cases countrywide and over 259,000 people lost their lives in the United States since the start of the pandemic, according to statistics from Johns Hopkins University.

The spread of the COVID-19 in the United States in 2020 fall

The U.S. still struggling to keep the COVID-19 under control, as new cases reported each day. The light bars represent the number of new cases reported every day. Whereas, the dotted line represents the seven-day moving average in the country.

Record number of Coronavirus patients Hospitalized in the US
Coronavirus’ spread rate in the US
Source: Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering

The officials across the country are preparing new guidelines and rules as well as other steps to help deal with the spiralling pandemic. Assistant Secretary for Health at the United States Department of Health & Human Services, Adm. Brett Giroir, said people should get tested before traveling.

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