The Delta variant is driving Kovid-19 hospital admissions in the mountainous west of the United States, a worrying sign of what could happen across the country this winter.
Colorado on Wednesday reactivated crisis guidelines for employees in healthcare systems across the state as Kovid hospital admissions and infections are on the rise in the state.
To combat the increase, state health officials said Tuesday that anyone 18 and above is eligible for a booster shot.
Jessica Bralish, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment, said: “One in 48 people in Colorado is estimated to be infected.
More than a third of hospitals reporting to the state said they expected a lack of intensive care beds next week, and two out of five said they would have short staff, the Denver Post reported. Reported.
Approximately 1,431 Covid-19 The sick are hospitalizedAnd state epidemiologist Rachel Hurleyhi said Wednesday that the state could admit 2,258 Kovid-19 hospitals by January 1, a record high for the epidemic. Of the more than 1,400 people admitted to the hospital, 80% were not vaccinated in the confirmed case of Covid-19. According to the post.
Crisis guidelines allow hospitals to redirect healthcare workers to assist in stress units, with experienced staff supervising them; Consider nurses working longer hours, ideally with less frequent shifts; If possible, family members or volunteers should help patients to evacuate health workers; And activate the Colorado National Guard for non-clinical operations, such as Covid-19 testing or supplies.
While trends are improving in Florida, Texas and other southern states that bore the worst of summer growth, it is clear that Delta America has not. The Covid-19 is moving north and west for the winter as people move indoors, close their windows and breathe in the still air.
“We’re going to see a lot of outbreaks in unvaccinated people that could lead to serious illness, and that would be tragic,” said Dr. Donald Milton of the University of Maryland School of Public Health.
Delta variants dominate the transition across the U.S., accounting for more than 99% of the samples analyzed.
Ali Mokdad, a professor of health metrics at the University of Washington, says no state has achieved a high enough vaccination rate, despite its combination of infection-induced immunity to the current type of outbreak.
Vaccination continues to progress, but about 60 million Americans 12 years and older have not been vaccinated. This is an improvement since July, when 100 million vaccines were not available, said Jeff Giants, coordinator of the White House Covid-19.