(ANSA) – NEW YORK, Aug. 5 – The United States is flying about 100,000 cases of COVID-19 per day due to delta-type prevalence in areas with low vaccination rates. As in Florida, where federal data shows a wave of infections and the number of hospital admissions for Covid at a record. According to the Department of Health, the number of hospitalizations in the Sunshine State has reached 11,515. In just one month, the Florida Hospital Association said, the number of hospitalizations increased from 2,000 to 10,000.
They added that the increase in injuries due to the delta variable affects young people more than previous waves. Meanwhile, in Mississippi, the state with the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rate in the US (less than 35% of the population is fully immunized), intensive care beds for critically ill people are running out. Jonathan Wilson, managing director at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, noted that there are now only six beds available statewide in intensive care (not only for patients with COVID-19, but also for those with ‘traditional’ health such as heart attacks and strokes). The situation is also complicated in neighboring Arkansas (where 42% of the population is fully vaccinated): there are 25 ICU beds left across the state. (handle).
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