California is currently the worst-hit state in the United States, and the number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in California has exceeded 500,000 in the past two weeks.
According to a CBS report on the 21st, California officials worry that California’s medical resources will run out at the end of this year and the beginning of next year.
CBS reported that California’s health care system continues to face great pressure under severe epidemic, with the number of remaining beds in intensive care units in many places at zero. Many hospitals have to cancel surgery in other departments and redeploy medical personnel.
According to the report, about 12% of confirmed cases in California will be hospitalized for treatment. California’s governor said on the 21st that according to this development, the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in California will exceed 100,000 in January next year.
Mark Gary, California Secretary of Health and Human Services, said that by that time, the medical resources of the whole of California, including beds in temporary hospitals, will be exhausted, and many patients with COVID-19 will not be treated, and those who receive treatment will not receive the adequate treatment they deserve.
Local California officials called on local residents to play a role and take relevant precautions while avoiding gathering during public holidays and festivals.
In the face of a continuous stream of COVID-19 patients sent to hospitals for treatment, Nancy Blake, chief nursing officer of the UCLA Medical Center, said that medical staff have been fighting against the epidemic, and they have long been exhausted.
Nancy Blake, Chief Nursing Officer of the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center: For our colleagues, the epidemic is now a disaster. Patients are extremely weak, which is a terrible disease. I don’t want to cry, but we have been working for 10 months in a row, and we are overwhelmed.