California set a new record for COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, reporting more than 400 deaths. The number of hospitalizations has also skyrocketed, prompting doctors like Dr. Tilso del Junco, Jr., chief medical officer of KPC Health Global Medical Center, to warn: “We are on the verge of a truly catastrophic moment.”
Del Junco said that Southern California hospitals are now facing a serious prospect of quantitative care.
“When you have multiple patients entering a cardiac arrest or depression, not everyone can respond to it. Therefore, they have to make a choice. Who should I respond to? Who should I not respond to? A response?”
He added that many COVID patients are now in their 20s and 30s.
California received more bad news on Wednesday, whenin A new, more infectious strain of the coronavirus. This new variant was first reported in the UK and has since been discovered in many countries.
Governor Gavin Newsom (Gavin Newsom) said in a virtual chat with Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday: “We are informed that this is a new variant that has been clearly discovered in the UK and has been found in California in Southern California.” Nationwide Top infectious disease experts.
Fauci said: “You have a case in California, and there may be more cases. I am not surprised. We are likely to see reports from other states.” A case has been confirmed., And one more was suspected.
Dr. Rachel Herlihy, a state epidemiologist with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, said: “In both cases, they are members of the Colorado National Guard. They are deployed to support the staff of the Good Samaritan Association nursing home. ”
Herlihy said the nursing home is undergoing a coronavirus outbreak.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that there is no evidence that the new strain is more lethal or resistant to the vaccine. The agency said it should still follow current guidelines, such as wearing masks and staying away from society.
Scientists in the UK believe that this variant does spread faster and may contain mutations that make children more susceptible to infection.
Correction: This article has been updated to reflect that the second case of the Colorado variant has not yet been confirmed.