U.S. cases surge by about a quarter, hospitals report staffing shortages
CCTV News Client News The latest data released by Johns Hopkins University in the United States on the 9th shows that the cumulative number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the United States has exceeded 60 million. The United States is the country with the largest cumulative number of confirmed cases and cumulative deaths in the world.
At present, the state with the most cumulative confirmed cases in the United States is California, with more than 6.08 million cases; followed by Texas with about 5.04 million cases. Florida has more than 4.63 million confirmed cases and New York has more than 4.13 million. In the past week, 39 U.S. states reported an increase of at least 50% in the number of cases compared with the previous week, according to an analysis of Johns Hopkins University statistics, CNN reported.
The surge in cases has led to a shortage of medical staff and beds in swarms of U.S. hospitals. According to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, on the 8th, there were more than 138,000 hospitalized cases of new coronary pneumonia across the United States.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on the 8th that about a quarter of the approximately 5,000 hospitals that provided data to it reported that they were currently experiencing very severe staffing shortages, the highest rate since the outbreak. .
The surge in Covid-19 hospitalizations has also led some hospitals to cut or suspend non-urgent surgeries. In New York state, 40 hospitals have been told to suspend elective surgery due to a lack of beds.