(ANSA) – ROME, JULY 02 – Texas has recorded another sad record in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic: up to yesterday, a total of 6,904 people were hospitalized in state hospitals, with an increase of over 2,500 patients in one week. In May, reports the CNN, the peak of hospitalizations had reached 1,888.
According to an estimate by the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in Texas – but also in Florida – almost 2,000 new hospitalizations per day are expected by mid-July, compared to about 1,500 in Arizona and California.
In the Texas county of Harris, which also includes the metropolis of Houston, at least two hospitals have reached “maximum capacity,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said yesterday, stressing that “the threat …. that Covid-19 now represents for our community it is at the highest level ever “.
In other parts of the state the situation is no better.
According to data published by the Municipality of San Antonio, at the beginning of June there were 39 patients in intensive care and 20 treated with mechanical ventilation, while at June 30 they were 288 and 158 respectively. (ANSA).
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