Due to the rising number of hospitalizations and deaths, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb (R) is expected to re-impose coronavirus restrictions on most counties in the state on Wednesday.
This restriction will take effect next weekend and will apply to 87 of the 92 counties in the state, which are considered to be at two higher risk levels of virus transmission. The governor said in his speech that the red county with the highest risk can only accommodate up to 25 people, while the county with the second highest orange can accommodate up to 50 people.
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“Unfortunately, we are too much, all over the country, let our guards relax, or assume that we will not be able to do it, or if we do, then we will pass it without any wider consideration What effect will these multiplied numbers have on other people and our healthcare system,” he said.
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These restrictions were issued after Holcomb withdrew most of the state’s business in September and collected scale regulations. Since then, the condition of COVID-19 patients in Indiana has increased by 200%. The Associated Press pointed out.
The increase in the number of cases in Indiana is in line with the rest of the country, as experts say cold weather and reluctance to follow guidelines are exacerbating the situation.
The governor who won reelection last week initially promised not to change the COVID-19 restrictions.
But according to the state, the state has repeatedly recorded a single-day record of new cases in the past two weeks, reaching a new record of 5,036 on Wednesday. COVID tracking project.
In early October, all counties except 9 counties had the lowest two levels of risk. The risk level is based on the number of new cases per 100,000 residents and the percentage of positive tests.
Brian Tabor, president of the Indiana Hospital Association, told the Associated Press that hospitals across the state are getting closer to capacity.
“The pressure is increasing, so when a hospital overspends, there are now fewer and fewer places to handle the increased workload,” Tabor said.