November 12 electric US media reported that the US hospital system is under enormous pressure to bring Coronavirus, some hospitals full load operation, while others are facing the threat of hospital employees strike.
According to CNN on the 12th, the Mississippi State Department of Health announced on Wednesday (11th) that the state’s hospitalization for Coronavirus “is moving towards the level of crisis seen this summer.” The state warned that if changes are not made immediately, those who are sick or injured will be seriously lacking care. The governor of the state, Tate Reeves, has extended the mandatory mask order for 15 countries to December 11.
The Mayo Clinic Health System said its hospital in northwest Wisconsin is full, and the area’s hospitals are 100% occupied. According to the organization, half of the capacity of the intensive care unit is used by patients with COVID-19, and 40% of the conventional medical surgical beds are used by patients with COVID-19. Patients with COVID-19 usually spend two to three times longer in hospital than other patients.
The system said in a statement on Wednesday (11th): “The public urgently needs to treat the Coronavirus as an emergency health measure to prevent the health care system from being overwhelmed.” The statement said that due to exposure to the Coronavirus, the area is about 300 Hospital staff were restricted.
The organization stated: “Although we temporarily postpone the treatment procedures of other patients to provide beds for patients with COVID-19, the public needs to understand that we continue to care for other patient groups in addition to patients with COVID-19-we are still willing to accept trauma, first aid and emergency care needs. “
At the same time, a spokesperson for the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Professionals (PASNAP) said at least 1,500 nurses in Philadelphia are about to go on strike. The press release stated that the nurses believed that they were “pushed to the brink of illness by dangerous personnel, which also seriously compromised the safety of patients.”
The press release said: “The first-line nursing staff at four hospitals in the Philadelphia area have taken strike measures to protect their patients and themselves from the second deadly new coronavirus pandemic.” But at the same time, “the nurses are working hard. Ensure the safety of the minimum staffing of the 4 hospitals.”
Recently, the epidemic in the United States has intensified and has entered the most serious stage since the outbreak. According to real-time statistics released by Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of about 15:30 on the 12th.
the cumulative number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the United States was 10,400,227, and the cumulative number of deaths was 241,798.
According to US media reports, since November 3, the United States has had more than 100,000 new cases in a single day for 9 consecutive days; the number of newly confirmed cases in the United States on the 11th was 144,133, reaching a new high again. On the same day, the three states of West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Illinois all added new highs in a single day.