La Crosse, Wisconsin (WKBT)-Health care experts in La Crosse County say there is now room to take care of those in need. However, they said the county is developing in the wrong direction and the medical resources it has are not unlimited.
Experts warn that large gatherings such as those in West Salem on Tuesday (according to the estimates of 12,000-16,000 people in La Crosse County Republican Party Bill Fein), such large gatherings may weaken La Crosse’s Medical system.
La Crosse County Health Bureau Director Jen Rombalski said: “This is going in the wrong direction.”
The average age of COVID-19 patients in La Crosse County has changed from an early age group in their 20s to an early age group in their 40s. The older the person is, the greater the chance that the person will have to go to the hospital if they are infected with COVID-1
Dr. Todd Kowalski of Gundersen Health System said: “This is not a drill.” “We are opening up COVID units more and more.”
La Crosse County hospitals are currently acceptable. The new Coulee COVID-19 collaboration update indicates that there may be changes.
Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald of Mayo Clinic Medical System said: “People with health care problems must go to the hospital because they have COVID.”
Thousands of people gathered at President Donald Trump in West Salem on Tuesday, with little social distance between people.
Rombalski said: “It usually takes at least 5 to 14 days before we can really know what the real impact will be if we truly understand the full impact.”
Lombarski said the country is still unable to keep up with people who may have been in contact before the incident.
She said: “Our health department team has many cases, and we can only reach 67.7%.”
The news from the US commander-in-chief is inconsistent with the data.
President Trump said at a rally on the runway of the La Crosse Market on Tuesday: “We are bending, we are turning.”
Kowalski said that the way the virus spreads has not changed.
“The virus doesn’t care why we get together,” Kowalski said. “They care about how we get together.”
Wisconsin hit more all-time highs on the same day as the rebound.
Rombalski said: “The number of confirmed cases on Tuesday and the number of deaths from COVID-19 are the highest numbers we have seen in the entire pandemic so far.”
Likewise, not most people are at risk of dying from COVID-19. Fitzgerald (Fitzgerald) said that data needs people to understand its background so that people can fully understand why they should go all out.
“Count the numbers,” Fitzgerald said. “If we infect as many as thousands of people with the virus, and 10% of them will become ill to the point of hospitalization, then our hospital will become overspend.
Kowalski specializes in infectious diseases, and he said that the medical staff are already exhausted.
“These are our friends, these are our neighbors,” Kowalski said. “These people are working very hard to take care of you through various diseases, and this pressure is paying a huge price.”
It’s not just COVID-19 patients.
“We need to watch out for heart disease,” Fitzgerald said. “We need to take care of diabetes. We need to take care of other medical issues.”
At the virtual briefing on Wednesday, health officials continued to ask the community for help.
Kowalski said: “If we don’t change our course, there will be problems.”
Health care officials say people need to be prepared to cancel holiday gatherings. Even private parties can spread the virus. They said this also affected the county’s case growth.
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