The COVID-19 epidemic in the United States continues to spread, and the number of new confirmed cases and deaths remains high. In California, where the epidemic is severe, the number of local hospitalizations has reached a new high, and medical resources are overwhelmed.
In addition, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that five states in the United States have had mutant cases of COVID-19.
The California Public Health Department said on the 6th that nearly 30,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state that day, and the cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has exceeded 2.4 million.
On that day, 459 new COVID-19 deaths were reported in California, which is much higher than the average daily death toll in the past two weeks.
In addition, the number of local hospitalizations also reached a new high, with 22,820 patients with COVID-19 being treated in hospitals, of which more than 4,700 were in intensive care units.
California asks the federal government to send more medical personnel
California’s public health department said that California’s epidemic data are showing an unprecedented exponential growth trend, and the epidemic has overwhelmed California hospitals and medical staff.
Currently, California has ordered that non-essential surgeries will be postponed in areas with less than 10% of the remaining beds in the intensive care unit.
California Governor Newsom has also asked the federal government for help, asking the federal government to send more medical personnel to California.
Variant cases of COVID-19 infection in many states in the United States
In addition, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the 6th, 52 cases of mutant COVID-19 infection have been found in the United States, including 26 in California, 22 in Florida, 2 in Colorado and 1 in Georgia and New York.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also said that this figure is not the total number of mutant COVID-19 cases in the United States, but is detected from some existing COVID-19 cases.
In response, health experts criticized that the United States did not sequence enough coronavirus samples to monitor the number of mutant viruses.
Therefore, the number of people infected with mutant COVID-19 in the United States may be much higher than that.