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Wed Jun 10, 2020, 08:58 AM

Coronavirus hospitalizations rise sharply in several states following Memorial Day

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As the number of new coronavirus cases continues to increase worldwide, and more than a dozen states and Puerto Rico are recording their highest averages of new cases since the pandemic began, hospitalizations in at least nine states have been on the rise since Memorial Day.

In Texas, North and South Carolina, California, Oregon, Arkansas, Mississippi, Utah and Arizona, there are an increasing number of patients under supervised care since the holiday weekend because of coronavirus infections. The spikes generally began in the past couple weeks and in most states are trending higher.

Data from states that are reporting some of their highest seven-day averages of new cases is disproving the notion that the country is seeing such a spike in cases solely because of the continued increase in testing, according to data tracked by The Washington Post.

Many of these states that have experienced an increase in cases have also had an increase in hospitalizations, with a handful of states also nearing bed capacity. Hospitalizations nationwide are difficult to track, with states reporting hospitalization numbers in varying ways, or not at all. Even states that do report hospitalization numbers may not have always received complete data from every hospital in the state at the time of their reports.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/06/09/coronavirus-hospitalizations-rising/

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spanone Jun 2020 OP
soothsayer Jun 2020 #1
Blues Heron Jun 2020 #2
KY_EnviroGuy Jun 2020 #3
spanone Jun 2020 #4
KY_EnviroGuy Jun 2020 #7
unc70 Jun 2020 #5
Hermit-The-Prog Jun 2020 #6
tanyev Jun 2020 #8

Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 09:01 AM

1. Any of these states taking action?

Aside from AZ hospitals activating their emergency plans.

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 09:30 AM

2. Shocker, not

Spreaders gonna spread.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 09:35 AM

3. Mostly Republicans sick and dying for their noble cause.....

'cause their leader said so.......

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 09:39 AM

4. I can't remember the last time trump even mentioned the virus....

and he won't.

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Response to spanone (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 09:59 AM

7. Good point. Didn't they stop the daily briefings?

Our Gov. Andy Beshear is still giving his and I believe Gov. Cuomo in NY is too.

Out of sight does not mean out of mind when neighbors and kinfolk are dying.

But you're right, he won't.

KY

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 09:47 AM

5. NC is a mixed bag

NC has reopened many, but not all types of businesses. Still closed are gyms, bars, strip clubs, and performances. In each of those categories, there have been lawsuits against the governor and efforts by the Repub controlled legislature to override the governor's orders.

Infections continue to climb, only in part from the dramatic increase in testing. Deaths per day fluctuate but have been mostly on a plateau. Hospitalizations continue to rise. Even so, per capita death rates remain lower than average.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 09:55 AM

6. It's back to medieval methods for us.

We don't know who has it, who's spreading it, who's dying from it, but we're gonna "open it up"!

Handling a pandemic by wishful thinking instead of science is not a modern method.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 11:18 AM

8. Naw, it's OK, ya'll. We're followin' a schedule and everything!

But I think they forgot to invite Coronavirus to put the schedule on his calendar too.

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