Increasing number of child cases, exhaustion of medical staff, more than 100,000 hospitalized patients with new coronary pneumonia in the United States
CCTV News Client The United States is currently the country with the largest number of confirmed and dead cases of new coronary pneumonia in the world, and the cumulative number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia has exceeded 40.95 million. According to a report by the ABC on the 11th, the number of patients admitted to hospitals for new coronary pneumonia in the United States has now exceeded 100,000. In addition, after the school season, the number of infections among children has also continued to increase. With the advent of autumn and winter, front-line medical staff worry that the epidemic will further worsen.
According to reports, among the more than 100,000 hospitalized patients, 26,000 are in the intensive care unit. Idaho is one of the states with the lowest vaccination rates. With the surge in hospitalized patients, the state’s medical system is on the verge of collapse, and there is a severe shortage of medical equipment and medical staff.
Intensive Care Unit Doctor: We don’t have enough medical staff, and the nurses are gone. They are exhausted, and we simply do not have enough manpower to take care of these patients.
In Kentucky, the state had more than 30,000 new confirmed cases last week. Currently, there are more than 2,600 hospitalized patients with new coronary pneumonia in the state, which is more than 1,000 more than the state’s highest value last winter. According to data released by the state government, more than 90% of patients admitted from March to August of this year did not complete the vaccination. In Florida, the hospitalization rate of 15 local hospitals has increased tenfold since July, and 85% of hospitalized patients have not received the new crown vaccine.
One quarter of the newly confirmed cases are children
In addition, with the start of school in the fall, thousands of children returned to the classroom, and the infection situation among children intensified. Data show that among the newly confirmed cases of infection in the recent past, one in four people is a child. In order to prevent the spread of the virus, some schools force students to wear masks to school.
Parents of students: In view of the rapid spread of the virus, we need to return to the mask order.