COVID hospitalizations are increasing in almost half of the country.
The CDC currently predicts that the death toll in the United States will exceed 800,000 before Christmas.
“We have five dozen ICU patients waiting for a bed but not yet having a bed,” said Dr. Eric Dixon of UMass Memorial Health.
The details of today’s COVID-19 heading are as follows:
Connecticut Holds Booster Clinic at Nursing Home
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has announced that he is stepping up efforts to inoculate older people with COVID-19 booster shots by bringing a special clinic to a nursing home. This move occurs because the state has shown the highest infection rates since early September. Lamont encourages everyone who is eligible to get a booster shot. It is believed that 84% of residents over the age of 18 are fully vaccinated, but only 18% have received booster shots.
De Blasio calls on Governor Hokul to enact a vax mandate for MTA workers
Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling on New York Governor Kathy Hokul to implement immunization requirements for MTA workers.
“Here’s an opportunity to do something that really helps New York City,” the mayor publicly addressed Hokur during his daily briefing at the City Hall on Tuesday morning. “I’m assigning a mission to MTA employees. It’s time to do it.”
Currently, unvaccinated MTA workers are available for regular testing. Tony Utano, President of the Transport Workers Union Local 100, responded immediately.
“MTA members and millions of transit riders are finally leaving the door, thanking Mayor De Blasio for not operating the subway and bus systems,” Utano said. “The current system, which allows transit workers to choose between vaccination and regular testing, is working and continues to encourage members to be educated and get shots.”
Long Island Hospital temporarily closes ER due to lack of nursing staff
Emergency Department of Nassau County Hospital Temporarily closed due to lack of nurses As a result of New York’s vaccine obligations. Officials at Mount Sinai South Nassau said all other options had been exhausted on Monday before the decision to close the ER was made at 3 pm. Instead, patients in need of emergency treatment are directed to the main campus of an oceanside hospital. Ambulances are always placed in the ER during the closure period.
Erie County establishes duty for indoor masks
With rising positive rates, Erie County conducted mask man dates on all indoor public locations starting Tuesday at 6 am. The indoor mask mission is Phase 1 of the four-phase plan. Erie County wants no need to implement other phases such as vaccination, capacity limits, and shutdowns.
Governor Kathy Hokul praised Erie County executives for their strong local actions and called them “an example of leadership that needs to be seen at the local level to combat this deadly virus.”
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What’s new in coronavirus: Daily infections increase by more than 10% in 35 states and hospitalizations increase in half of the country
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