Nightmare! 1.02 Million New Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In The United States!

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After the Christmas holiday, new diagnoses in the United States set new records for several days: the latest data shows that in the past 25 hours, there were 1.02 million new diagnoses and 1,695 new deaths in the United States. Now, the nation is afraid of recurring the “nightmare” of a medical run.

According to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in the week before December 30, 2021, the occupancy rate of intensive care units (ICU) in hospitals across the United States has reached 77%. The New York Times reported on January 3 that the holiday has increased the lag in data, and the situation may get worse in a few days.

With “Omicron” raging across the United States, the United States has recently seen a surge in new diagnoses in a single day. According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 6:21 on January 4, 2022, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States reached 55,968,902, and the cumulative number of deaths reached 827,312. In the past 24 hours, there have been 899,555 new confirmed cases and 1,306 new deaths in the United States.

At 7:22 Beijing time, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in the United States rose to 5,609,119, and the cumulative number of deaths rose to 827,701. This means that the United States has added 1.02 million new confirmed cases and 1,695 new deaths within 25 hours.

The New York Times stated that the “more contagious but milder” variant of “Omicron” will cause a surge in cases, but it will not directly lead to a medical run. But if the number of cases rises sharply in a short period, and a considerable number of people belong to high-risk groups or are not vaccinated, then hospitals and ICUs will be overcrowded.

CNN quoted data on January 4 as saying that there are currently more than 103,000 people in the United States who have been hospitalized due to COVID-19. This is the first time that more than 100,000 people have been hospitalized in nearly four months. Previously, the peak of the number of hospitalizations for COVID-19 patients in the United States appeared on January 14, 2021, when more than 142,000 people were hospitalized. Since then, more than 100,000 people have been hospitalized in the United States on September 11.

In the United States today, a quarter of the 713 hospitals with ICUs have an ICU occupancy rate of more than 95%. According to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in the week before December 30, 2021, the occupancy rate of intensive care units (ICU) in hospitals across the United States has reached 77%.

The chart produced by the “New York Times” shows that there are more than 40 hospitals in the United States that are overloaded with ICUs, and a hospital in Washington, DC has an ICU occupancy rate of 166%. Among them, the ICU occupancy rate of New York Hospital reached 72%, with the highest rate of 102%.

U.S. public health officials have long stated that the statistical response of ICU occupancy rates is critical to the COVID-19 and understanding the impact of the COVID-19. According to data from the American Association of Critical Care Medicine, in 2010, the average occupancy rate of ICUs in the United States was 67%, adding that the baseline occupancy rate will vary depending on location, time, hospital size, and several nursing staff.

But the worst has yet to come. According to the New York Times, it takes several days for a person to go from infection to hospitalization, and the holiday may exacerbate the lag of the report, that is, the data released this time may not capture the serious illness of holiday parties and travel in the United States. The impact of the number of cases. Therefore, the US Department of Health and Human Services expects the data to be released on January 10, the real situation may become clearer.

In addition, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services also reminded that the publication of ICU occupancy rates should not be an obstacle to prevent patients from seeking treatment. The department wrote in a report: “Hospitals must ensure that patients are protected from exposure and that all patients receive priority treatment.”

In addition to overcrowding in the ICU, the United States is also in a crisis of medical care shortage. A few days ago, the “Washington Post” pointed out that in this two-year-long war against the pandemic of the COVID-19, “we are lacking from beginning to end”. Now, under the impact of the Omicron, Medical staff are becoming exhausted, and the US medical system is facing a serious labor shortage.

The U.S. epidemic rebounded rapidly, severely hitting U.S. President Biden, who was previously “full of confidence” in the fight against the epidemic. In response, former US President Trump issued a statement on the last day of 2021, criticizing Biden’s “ineffective COVID-19 prevention” and criticizing his recent remarks that “the federal government has nothing to do with the epidemic, and the states fight the COVID-19 on their own”. The promise was the opposite.