The previous peak was 142,246 on January 14, 2021. During the summer delta variation, that number rose to 104,000 on September 1st.
In Virginia, Governor Ralph North declared a limited state of emergency Monday, doubling the number of people admitted to the ICU hospital since Dec. 1. He said the order would allow hospitals to expand their bed capacity and give more flexibility to staff, and it would expand. TeleHealth utilization and medical professionals can provide vaccines.
In Texas, at least 2,700 medical workers are being recruited, trained and joined by more than 1,300 staff already deployed across the state to help with the uprising, the Texas State Department of Health Services said in a statement to CNN.
The government has announced that it has mobilized the Kentucky National Guard and sent 445 members to 30 health care facilities.
“Omicron continues to burn through the Commonwealth, growing to levels we have never seen before. The Omicron delta is significantly more pervasive than the variant,” said Kentucky Govt. Andy Beshear said it sparked a flurry of lawsuits over the summer. And the autumn months.
“If it spreads at the rate we see it, it’s definitely going to fill our hospitals,” he said, adding that “ICU beds are available for 134 adults in Kentucky.”
In Kansas, the University of Kansas Health System announced the record number of Covid-19 patients, “shifting staff from areas that support live patient care support activities,” said UKHS CEO Chris Rudder. “So it might be a lab driver, it could be a simple patient transport. We can use that kind of stuff to help other people.”
Mitigation measures such as mandatory masks are also being renewed in some areas.
Delaware Governor John Carney signed a global indoor mask order on Monday because of the increase in hospital admissions, with some hospitals “having 100% inpatient bed capacity amid crippling staff shortages,” he said in a statement. Churches and places of worship are exempt from the mandate, while businesses are required to provide masks to customers and have signs indicating indoor masking requirements.
“I know we’re all tired of this epidemic, but once admitted to the hospital, it may not be available by Delawares who need emergency treatment. This is a fact. It’s time for everyone to bang on. Wear your mask at home. Get vaccinated, if you deserve it, and encourage it. That’s why we can pass this uprising without risking more lives, “Carney said.
Schools face Omicron issues
As Los Angeles prepares to return to school on Tuesday, data from the Los Angeles Unified School District on Monday showed that approximately 62,000 students and staff should have a positive test for Govt-19 and stay at home, equivalent to a positive rate of 14.99%. In comparison, the positive rate in Los Angeles County has increased to 22%.
In Greensboro, North Carolina, the school bus service to eight of its high schools was halted starting Monday due to a “severe bus driver shortage exacerbated by an increasing Covit-19 lawsuit”, according to a report by Guildford County Schools.
“This weekend, we didn’t have enough bus drivers to continue to serve all the students, so we had to make some tough choices,” said Michael Reid, the school district’s chief operating officer.
To alleviate the inconvenience to parents and guardians, the district has formed a partnership that, according to the GCS report, “allows high school students to travel on city buses for free.”
Other industries continue to suffer
According to the Solid Waste Association of North America, some municipalities have been sickened by a quarter of their garbage collection staff calls in recent weeks due to Govt-19, which has led to delays.
“Unfortunately, the amount of rubbish and recycling associated with the holiday has increased. However, as volumes have dwindled and cleaners are returning to work, these delays will only prove temporary,” David Biderman, managing director and chief executive, said in a statement Monday. .
Public transportation systems in major cities such as New York City and Washington, D.C., had to re-measure service with staff affected by Govt-19 disease.
In Detroit, 20-25% of smart bus service is canceled or delayed, the company said in a statement Saturday.
In Oregon, Portland’s buses “face the most significant operator shortage in agency history” and the service has reduced bus service by 9% since Sunday.
CNN’s Jason Hanna, Rosa Flores, Claudia Dominguez, David Shortell, Pete Muntean, Melissa Alonso, Hannah Sarisohn, Cheri Mossburg and Jenn Selva contributed to this report.
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