El Paso hospitals see sufferers with each the coronavirus and the flu
El Paso, Texas pulmonologist Dr. Emilio Gonzalez-Ayala instructed CAutopresse.eu that the hospital infrastructure in El Paso “hasn’t and will not for the foreseeable future” be capable to stand up to the coronavirus surge that has stricken his neighborhood.
“For the following few weeks that come forward, I do not see how we will proceed to afford the affect that we’re seeing on our ERs,” Gonzalez-Ayala mentioned in a Tuesday night interview on “The News with Shepard Smith”. “There is no such thing as a mattress accessible in any hospital in El Paso and there hasn’t been for at the very least the final couple of weeks.”
The common variety of new coronavirus instances every day are up 152% from a month in the past with 72,000 extra instances per day on common than this time final month, based on Johns Hopkins University and the COVID Tracking Project. The variety of coronavirus sufferers in ICUs is at a six-month excessive and the nation is quickly approaching 1,000 deaths per day.
Greater than 10% of all of the instances within the nation are in Texas. In El Paso, they’ve introduced in six freezer vehicles to carry useless Covid-19 victims, and 4 extra are anticipated by the top of the week as a result of the morgues can’t maintain the useless. There are greater than 27,000 energetic instances reported in El Paso, 5 instances the quantity from only a month in the past. Dr. Gonzalez-Ayala mentioned hospitals have develop into so strained, that they’re increasing past their partitions and administering to sufferers in tents in parking heaps.
The El Paso pulmonologist instructed host Shepard Smith that he had by no means seen something like this in his skilled profession, and that he has been seeing sufferers with each the coronavirus and flu.
“It’s regarding as a result of clearly we’re seeing sufferers with not one however two primarily deadly circumstances,” Dr.Gonzalez-Ayala mentioned. “Now we have in our service, not one, however a number of sufferers with influenza A or B and Covid, and they’re sophisticated.”