A Texas county judge shutdown non-essential businesses for two-weeks Thursday as the county reports a surge in new COVID-19 cases, CNN reported. El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego said he issued the order based on data that shows the COVID-19 hospitalization rate at 44% as of Thursday evening, according to the report . The order took effect Thursday at midnight. “Since the inception of this pandemic, El Paso County has never seen this level of infections through our community,” he said during a virtual news conference. “Our hospitals, our capacity, our medical professionals are overwhelmed, and if we don’t respond, we will see unprecedented levels of death,” he said. Samaniego said grocery stores, food delivery services and pharmacies will remain open, the report continued. He also said election related services are essential. Based upon the advice and recommendation of medical professionals, as well as hospital CEO’s, effective at midnight tonight, I am … [Read more...] about Texas County Judge Orders Two-Week Shutdown Of Non-Essential Businesses Due To Rise In COVID-19 Cases
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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Los Angeles County reported 466 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths Sunday, along with a drop in hospitalizations related to the virus. Officials noted that the low number of deaths reflects a lag in weekend reporting. READ MORE: Protestors Remember Duante Wright and Adam Toledo At A Vigil In Liemert Park Sunday Night The number of COVID patients in county hospitals dropped from 486 Saturday to 470. There were 106 people in intensive care, down from 112 on Saturday. The latest numbers come one day after officials reported the county’s daily test positivity rate of 0.9% was the lowest it’s been since the beginning of the pandemic. That number dropped again to 0.7% on Sunday. Officials have now logged 1,228,997 cases of COVID-19 and 23,623 fatalities since the pandemic began, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. “As the weather gets warmer and we go out to enjoy all what our beautiful county has to offer, … [Read more...] about LA County Reports 466 New Cases Of COVID-19, 3 Deaths
Fruita Dr. Korrey Klein wanted to make sure the final dose of 8,000 COVID-19 vaccines at his Fruita hospital’s last mass vaccination clinic didn’t go to waste. After some asking around, it went to a visitor at Colorado Canyons Hospital and Medical Center. Eighty percent of patients at this small rural critical-access hospital, about 20 miles from Grand Junction and a service of the nonprofit Family Health West, are on Medicare and Medicaid. Because of COVID, the hospital lost money in 2020, said Klein, who is also the president and CEO of Family Health West. The year before, it made a 4% profit. Already, insurance carriers don’t seem to have an incentive to negotiate better rates with rural hospitals, Klein said, because they have fewer patients. Plus, many don’t even carry their insurance products in rural areas. But the public option bill in front of the Colorado Legislature makes Klein more worried that his hospital and other rural hospitals, which communities depend on and … [Read more...] about Colorado wants to lower health care costs. But not everyone agrees the state should get involved.
A Texas county judge issued a 2-week curfew Sunday for all residents as COVID-19 cases have surged and strained hospital capacity, CNN reported. El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego issued the 10pm to 5am curfew due to a 160% increase in case positivity rate since October 1 and a 300% increase in hospitalizations, according to the report . “The purpose of the curfew is to limit mobility in the community,” Samaniego said. “Currently our hospitals are stretched to capacity.” The county reported 517 new cases Sunday, which put the total at over 40,000 confirmed cases, according to County of El Paso websites. There have been 576 reported deaths in the county. A curfew was issued Sunday for El Paso County in Texas, where a surge in Covid-19 cases left hospitals and ICUs in the area at full capacity and required officials to seek additional morgue space. https://t.co/c19mBlzLGM — CNN (@CNN) October 26, 2020 Samaniego said the order aims to limit the economic … [Read more...] about Texas County Judge Issues County-Wide Curfew As COVID-19 Cases Soar
ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Maryland added 1,169 new coronavirus cases and 17 deaths as hospitalizations increased on Sunday. Hospitalizations went up by 43 to 1,252. Of those, 304 people are in ICU beds and 948 are in acute care. READ MORE: Baby Found In Back Of Car Towed From Baltimore County, Police Say The state’s positivity rate went down slightly to 5.61% The state conducted 33,132 coronavirus tests in the last day. Since the pandemic began in the state there have been 436,028 confirmed COVID-19 cases. At this time, 8,376 Marylanders have died. As of Sunday morning, there are 1,601,331 Marylanders fully vaccinated for the virus. The state has administered 3,890,224 doses so far. Of those, 2,288,893 are first doses, with 23,544 administered in the last day. They have administered 1,421,675 second doses, with 23,544 in the last day. CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES: Coronavirus Resources: How To Get Help In Maryland TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread … [Read more...] about COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 1K New Cases & 17 Deaths Reported Sunday