After the first case of mutant COVID-19 was reported in Colorado (29th), the governor of California confirmed on the 30th that the first patient with mutant COVID-19 was also found in the San Diego area of Southern California.
Meanwhile, with the surge in COVID-19 cases in the Los Angeles area of Southern California, the Los Angeles County Government has now sent a letter to the state government to ask the federal government to send another military medical ship Mercy to support to alleviate the growing shortage of medical resources in Los Angeles.
California Governor Newsom announced the news at a COVID-19 network meeting held by American infectious disease expert Dr. Fauci on the 30th.
Dr. Fauci believes that California should not be surprised about this. Although the mutant novel coronavirus spreads rapidly, there is no indication that the mutant virus has increased its toxicity.
Meanwhile, the COVID-19 epidemic in Los Angeles County, which is also part of Southern California, reported 274 new deaths on the 30th, breaking the record of 227 new deaths in a single day on the 29th.
The average number of deaths from COVID-19 in Los Angeles County today is about 150 per day, which is close to the total number of patients with other conditions combined, said Barbara, the director of the Los Angeles County Health Bureau.
The accelerated spread of the epidemic also led the head of the Los Angeles County Government to write to the Governor of California, hoping that the federal government could send the military medical ship Mercy again to alleviate the shortage and scarcity of local medical resources.
The head of the Los Angeles County Government said that the local medical staff were extremely tired and the hospital was overwhelmed.
The surge in confirmed cases made people afraid, and the medical staff seemed helpless, so he asked Mercy to return to Los Angeles again.
Previously, the military medical ship Mercy had stopped in Los Angeles in the early stage of the epidemic (March 27) to support local medical institutions.
But because it can’t accept COVID-19 patients, the medical ship has failed to provide more powerful help and was criticized for wasting medical resources. After receiving dozens of ordinary patients, it had to leave the scene in a gloomy way.