U.S. officials ready to assist medical facilities as COVID-19 hospitalizations soar
By Maria Caspani and Down Chiacu
WASHINGTON (Reuters)— Health agencies are moving on developing temporary medical establishments, where possible, according to the Highest Trump Health Officer, as the United States is dealing with an epidemic of coronavirus hospitalization and confirmed infections.
Alex Azar was concerned about increasing hospitals in the places worst hit by the flood, including many midwestern states, during an interview with CNBC on Thursday. Health Secretary Alex Azar voiced worry.
"As you get more cases, you get more hospitalizations," Azar said.
"It's just simple math."
On Monday, the greatest number in the world of inpatients ever infected for the disease was just over 59,000 COVID-19 patients in hospitals in the United States.
For the sixth straight day, daily new infections surpassed 100,000.
The amount of studies that are carried out does not impact them, but hospitalizations are a crucial metric in the success of the pandemic.
The hard figures tallied by Reuters also indicated that, also as Drug Boss Pfizer Inc.
American specialist for infectious diseases Anthony Fauci accepted the Pfizer vaccine ads but warned of the promise that winter months would contribute to further outbreaks while individuals remain indoors.
Fauci said health authorities recorded more small-scale outbreaks, suggesting that the virus is transmitted by asymptomatic people.
"There are people out there, innocently and unwittingly, who are infected, don't have any symptoms, who are infecting others," he said to the MSNBC on Tuesday.
"So much more widespread testing of asymptomatic individuals is going to be very important as we enter, and go into, these months of indoor-type gathering."
President-elect Joe Biden, who reported over 238,000 lives alone in the United States, called on a 13-member task force to draft a pandemic bill on Monday.
On Tuesday, a Task Force participant, Dr. Michael Osterholm, said that the darkest days of this pandemic between now and next spring when a vaccine becomes available."
He said in a "CBS This Morning" interview, "I agree that our hospitals are not going to be overloaded.
The American Health Care Organization and the National Center for Assisted Living have warned of a rise in COVID-19 cases at nurse homes as the virus tightens its hold throughout Germany and internationally again.
Mark Parkinson, the President and Chairman of the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Lives said in his statement "As feared, the volume of rising cases in US communities combined with the asymptomatical and pre-symptomatic propagation of this virus has unfortunately caused new COVID cases to grow.
In the Midwest nursing homes since the middle of September, the community has recorded a 120% rise in weekly COVID-19 incidents.
Again several hits enforce limits in the face of crowded coronaviral diseases and stressed health services.
On Tuesday, Iowa governor Kim Reynolds reduced the scale of social activities in the Midwest state, and laid out a specific requirement to wear masks for special circumstances.
Iowans who frequent social events with more than 25 individuals within or outside of 100, including clients and workers at personal service providers, including barbershops and lounges, have to wear masks, according to Reynolds.
"We're vulnerable to this virus even in casual meetings with friends, neighbors and extended families because of the high level of community spread at the moment," she said.
On Tuesday local news confirmed that Minnesota Governor Tim Walz was set to announce new limits on the COVID 19.
There was a mistake (Reporting by Doina Chiacu in Washington and Anurag Maan in Bengaluru; additional reporting by Maria Caspani and Peter Szekely in New York; writing by Maria Caspani; editing by Jonathan Oatis)