U.S. Disease Control and Prevention Official: The surge in COVID-19 cases is mainly due to the indoor gathering of asymptomatic infected people
Robert Redfield, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pointed out in an interview with Fox News on the 24th that the real reason for the current surge in COVID-19 cases is not from gathering in public places, but mainly because people aged 12 to 35 with asymptomatic infections gather indoors.
“It’s very different from the way it’s been spreading in big cities in spring,” Redfield said, and the spread of COVID-19 now mostly happens when people take off their masks and gather at home.
More than 88,000 inpatients are overwhelmed in hospitals.
On the 24th local time, the number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized nationwide in the United States has exceeded 88,000. Redfield said that the large number of hospitalized patients has overwhelmed the health care system. Hospital systems across the country face shortages of medical staff and health facilities.
A Pennsylvania health official warned on the 23rd that the state’s intensive care unit beds may be fully used up in a week. In Minneapolis, Minnesota, some doctors have to take care of multiple patients at the same time due to the shortage of medical staff, which is overwhelmed.