“This is part of the winter upsurge and part of the long journey, which is why we have put in place a number of mitigation strategies and measures early on to help provide some flexibility for hospitals and health care systems,” New Hampshire Governor Chris Chunu said Wednesday.
According to HHS data, the other five states are closest to 10% of ICU capacity: New Mexico, Missouri, Rhode Island, Mississippi and Georgia. Nationwide, the number of people admitted to Govt-19 Hospital has peaked as at least 151,261 Americans need care as of Wednesday.
“Omicron continues to burn through the Commonwealth, growing at levels we have never seen before. The Omicron delta is significantly more pervasive than the variant,” said Kentucky Govt. Andy Beshear said Monday. “If it spreads at the rate we see, it’s definitely going to fill our hospitals.”
“The problem is, we have hospitals now, and there are not enough nurses to take care of patients who come in, govt patients and non-govt patients,” Spencer told CNN’s Laura Coates on Wednesday.
“That is why we must do everything we can to control the number of victims, not just the elderly or those who have not been vaccinated or increased, because every infection represents the potential to affect more and more people. We must do what we can to slow the spread now and reduce the pressure on our hospitals,” Spencer said. Said.
For those who come into emergency rooms for non-Govt reasons, and still have positive tests, hospitals still need to implement isolated protocols for patients, which puts pressure on operations, he said. And it can affect all patients.
“Right now, we still see patients who need oxygen, most of whom are not vaccinated. But many of the patients we see now have serious chronic conditions,” Spencer said.
Those patients said, “Someone who is dehydrated and has to stay in the hospital with goiter, or who is very weak with covid disease, they can not go home because they are at risk of falling. They can be included.” It’s kind of as bad as the classic cowboy patients we’ve seen before. But every patient who has to stay in the hospital takes a bed. Beds and staff are in short supply now. “
CDC to update mask guidance
According to Johns Hopkins University data, there were an average of 771,580 new Covid-19 cases daily in the United States last week, three times higher than last winter’s peak average.
The CDC Director said the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to update information about wearing masks, including various levels of protection provided by various masks, such as cloth, surgery or N95, against the spread of Covit-19. Rochelle Walensky said during a White House virtual conference on Wednesday.
Overall, it’s important for people to wear any mask that is accessible to them, “said Omory.” Things have changed a bit, so we know masks are more important because it’s more pervasive, “said CEO Lori Tremmel Freeman. The National Association of County and City Health Officers told CNN on Wednesday.
Vaccines are effective for adolescents, research shows
JHU data show that last week there were an average of 1,817 Govt-19 deaths per day in the country. One year ago, on January 13, 2021, the maximum daily average was 3,402.
However, the latest CDC group forecast predicts 62,000 new Kovit-19 deaths over the next four weeks, meaning that precautionary vaccines are still needed.
The age group of the least vaccinated Americans is under 18, and a new study from real-world hospital data in July and late October indicates the effectiveness of vaccines for the generally younger. At low risk.
The findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, show that the Pfizer / Bioendech corona virus vaccine is 94% effective against hospitalization of Covit-19 in adolescents aged 12-18 in the United States.
“The vaccine prevents all life-threatening Covid-19 diseases in this age group,” wrote researchers from the CDC and a collection of hospitals and universities, which found that more people who were hospitalized with Covit-19 were not vaccinated compared to those who were not vaccinated. Hospitalized for other reasons.
Of the adolescents hospitalized with Govt-19 disease, 4% were fully vaccinated, less than 1% were partially vaccinated, and 96% were unvaccinated. In comparison, of those who do not have COV-19, 36% are fully vaccinated, 7% are partially vaccinated, and 57% are unvaccinated.
CNN’s Jacqueline Howard, Deidre McPhillips, Naomi Thomas, Virginia Langmaid, Jason Hanna, Christina Maxouris, Claudia Dominguez and Andy Rose contributed to this report.