On the same day California reported the highest number of deaths since the pandemic began, Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said that Los Angeles has exceeded its own severe standards. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 10,000 people have crossed the county and died of Covid-19.
Specifically, Los Angeles County has recorded 274 viral deaths in the past 24 hours, totaling 10,056.
According to Ferrer, the average daily death toll from the virus in 14 days is about 150. “Roughly equal to the number of deaths caused by all other causes, about 170,” Ferrer said.
More importantly, “The impact of this wave has overwhelmed our hospitals and increased the number of deaths.”
The daily number of Covid-19 deaths in California hits a new high; it has risen by more than 600% in the past month
Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis said: “Because there is no space, some patients are waiting in ambulances, and then revealed, “Our medical examiners are receiving large numbers of dead bodies from hospitals that cannot store them. “
Ferrer said that given the number of trips and mixed activities that may occur during the holidays, “we need to prepare for this increase.”
In addition, at the top of the conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday, California Governor Gavin Newsom (Gavin Newsom) revealed that the new and more infectious Covid-19 strain reportedly first discovered in the UK was in Found in California, especially Southern California.
Newsom said that “about an hour ago” he was told that a new strain was found in the state. Experts say that although this variant is more contagious, it does not seem to be more deadly on a case-by-case basis. Fauci said he was not surprised by the case “and there may be more in California.”
In addition to the spills and deaths described by Los Angeles County health officials, this also paints a very dark picture of Los Angeles in the coming weeks
Dr. Christina Ghaly, who oversees the four county-level hospitals, said: “Many of the mort rooms in the county are full and they are having trouble freeing up space.” “This led to the entire county. Back up corpses in various facilities within the area.” Gurry said that the county is “cooperating with these facilities to try and propose alternatives to store these corpses.”
Gary said that the Los Angeles County morgue she supervised “had 386 vacant lots at the end of yesterday.” She said the problem lay in “private hospitals, because the capacity room was too large, and there was a problem with the backup of their corpses.” County Medical Inspector Have been responsible or not.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said that a few weeks ago, Cedars-Sinai had two floors dedicated to Covid-19 patients. As of Wednesday, the hospital had been occupied by virus patients on eight floors.
Regarding the patient waiting to open the bed in the ambulance, Ghaly said: “For patients who cannot be diverted to the hospital in time, there are some unfortunate results.” When asked to provide details, she did not provide them.
Also on Wednesday, the county reported 10,392 new cases. Ferrell said the decrease in new cases each day may be due to the closure of the testing center during the Christmas period.
COVID-19 daily update:
December 30, 2020
New cases: 10,392 (756,116 so far)
New deaths: 274 (10,056 to date)
Current hospitalizations: 7,415 pic.twitter.com/qJtwIIs9ZR
—Los Angeles Public Health (@lapublichealth) December 30, 2020
Ferrer said earlier this week: “There is a lot of community transmission, which makes it easier for this virus to continue to spread.” “So all of us have to do everything we know what to do to contain the virus.”
“Please don’t go out of the house to celebrate New Year’s Eve. If we don’t, then the beginning of 2021 will be worse than the end of 2020.” Dr. Ghaly said.