More than 200,000 new confirmed cases were added in the United States in a single day, and the number of current inpatients exceeded 100,000. Both data reached the highest number since the outbreak of the epidemic.
Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), warned on the 2nd that 90% of hospitals in the United States are currently in the red region with the worst COVID-19 target. By February next year, the cumulative number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States may reach 450,000, and from December this year to February next year will It’s a very difficult three-month period.
Robert Redfield believes that these three months will be the most difficult period in the history of public health in the United States. Americans need to prepare for “probably the most difficult winter in the history of American public health”.
Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Just now, 90% of hospitals in the United States are actually in what we call red hotspots, which means that the hospitalization rate in these areas may continue to increase, which will have a negative impact on the hospital’s treatment capacity. 90% of long-term care facilities in the United States are now in what we call high-spread areas of the epidemic, so we are now at a critical moment to ensure the ability of the health care system to operate.
Redfield said that the early outbreak of COVID-19 was in parts of the United States, so the staff and equipment of the health system can be transferred to meet medical needs in different regions. But now, the number of infections is increasing throughout the United States, and the health care system is overwhelmed.
Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: This spring, we only need to deal with the COVID-19 epidemic in New York, Detroit, New Orleans and Los Angeles. We can transfer medical personnel and equipment from one region of the United States to another. Unfortunately, we are now facing a nationwide epidemic, and there is no way for medical personnel and equipment to be transferred.