The daily death toll in the U.S. exceeds 4,000For the first time, the record was broken a day ago. Statistics from Johns Hopkins University show that there were 4,085 deaths in the United States during COVID-19 on Thursday.
There are also nearly 275,000 new coronavirus cases in the United States. Since the start of the pandemic, 365,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus.
These figures once again remind people that the situation is getting worse after vacation trips and family gatherings, and in winter, more time is spent indoors. In Arizona, Texas, Florida and California, the number of cases and deaths has surged..
A hospital in Los Angeles County was overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients, and now it has formed a triage team that will ultimately determine the fate of those seriously ill.
Cliff Daniels, Chief Strategy Officer of Southern California Methodist Hospital, said: “The hospital system has been bent to the point where it can be bent, and the next sound may be very soon.”
He said: “Unimaginable decisions must be made to refuse care for people who need it because there are no resources available.” “We have not reached that stage. We are taking this step.”
Some hospitals are so crowded that patients are sent hundreds of miles away for treatment.
According to a report from the CBS Los Angeles bureau, the state’s Emergency Medical Services Bureau established an oxygen station in Riverside County to help increase the number of COVID-19 patients. The oxygen storage tank composed of two large oxygen generators will fill the large storage tanks used in the hospital and increase the local oxygen supply.