As a result of an increase in COVID-19-related hospitalizations, which are fueled by the delta and omicron variants, hospitals across America are on the rise.
Kansas had 38 COVID-19 hospitalizations in total and eleven additional deaths over the last seven days. The hospitals were stressed by the inflow and infection of new patients.
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On Tuesday, more than 500 of the 13,000 University of Kansas Hospital employees were either ill or waiting for test results.
According to the state, there was a seven-day record for COVID-19 new cases. The health department also reported that coronavirus variants were confirmed in all 105 Kansas counties. This is mainly due to the Delta variant.
In Mississippi, the state health officials said the same day that 695 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 were hospitalized on Sunday — up from 265 on Dec. 19.
Between Thursday and Sunday there were more than 17,000 confirmed cases. Last week, the health department reported that the number of cases due to omicron far exceeded those of the Delta variant.
In West Virginia, the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 hit 721 on Monday — the highest since mid-October and up 29% since Christmas.
According to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS), 81% of all intensive-care unit beds in the country are being used, 31% of which for COVID-19.
The number of active coronavirus cases rose 72% in the last week, and an unprecedented 11,138 COVID-19 confirmed cases were reported statewide.
The state also exceeded 2,000 positive cases, for the first-ever time in three consecutive days.
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New Jersey’s hospitals and long-term facilities in the Northeast are both facing staff shortages.
Gov. Phil Murphy and officials from the health department said Monday that hospitalizations rose by almost 60% in the last month.
According to the governor, hospitalizations increased from almost 3,000 Dec. 27th to over 4,700 Sunday.
Judy Persichilli (Health Commissioner) noted that the number of hospitalizations has surpassed 2020’s peak in the southern region.
New cases of COVID-19 in New York City have risen from an average daily rate of 17,000 per week prior to the holidays, to almost 37,000 the last week.
Tuesday data from New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene show at most 469 average daily hospitalizations over the last week. This trend has been “increasing.”
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The number of COVID-19 new cases has more than tripled over the last two weeks in America, with an average of 480,000.
Last week’s hospital admissions were on average 12,700 per person. This is 46% more than the week before, but less than the 16,500 daily peak a year ago.
According to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre, there have been more than 56,000,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic. In addition, 827,800 deaths have occurred.
This was a report by the Associated Press.