COVID-19 numbers and hospitalizations soaring nationwide. Now hospitals across the us are running out of ICU beds, and some have set up tents to handle the influx in patients.
Darryl Forges gives us the details.
The Delta Variant continues to fuel a COVID-19 surge across the country.
“We’re in a very difficult position. We’re seeing case numbers again as high as we’ve ever seen.”
Data from the department of health and human services shows more than 75 thousand people are hospitalized with the coronavirus. That’s around the same level as last summer.
“The rate of the testing positives and the rate of the hospitalizations if we continue that trajectory, I think within the next, 5 to 7 to 10 days, we’re going to see failure of the hospital system
Transmission has rapidly increased from July to August, especially in the southeast.
Cases have surged due to low vaccination rates and the Delta Variant, pushing hospitals to the brink, with ICU beds hard to come by .
“Yesterday have had almost 2400 people. At the rate we are adding people to the hospitals we’ll surpass our all time high set from back in January in the next 3 or 4 days.”
Texas hospitals are reaching their highest level of COVID-19 patients in six months. In Houston, overflow tents are up to deal with the influx.
“If this continues, and I have no reason to believe that it will not, there is no way my hospital is going to handle this.”