EL PASO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The El Paso, Texas space has reported its highest variety of hospitalizations as a result of coronavirus because the pandemic started, officers mentioned on Sunday.
A report excessive 449 hospitalizations had been reported for Saturday, with 129 of these sufferers in intensive care, based on El Paso well being officers.
Within the El Paso space, solely seven ICU beds can be found, based on the Texas Division of Well being and Human Providers.
Hospitalizations have been steadily rising within the El Paso space since early September.
The rise in hospitalizations and circumstances prompted El Paso officers final week to implement tighter restrictions to fight the unfold of the coronavirus.
El Paso Mayor Dee Margo had introduced that guests to services that take care of the aged won’t be allowed, and companies not thought of important should in the reduction of to 50% of their capability from 75%. Eating places are restricted to takeout and drive-thru service after 9 p.m., residence gatherings are briefly banned and bars, which had not been allowed to reopen, will stay closed.
The variety of new every day COVID-19 circumstances recorded in El Paso soared Thursday to a record-breaking 838. That quantity dipped to 684 on Saturday.
As of Saturday, the whole variety of COVID-19 circumstances in El Paso was at 32,758, with the demise toll at 557.
The rise in circumstances within the El Paso space has prompted Gov. Greg Abbott to ship medical doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and PPE to assist hospitals there.
Abbott has additionally deployed medical personnel and provides to the Texas Panhandle because the coronavirus has once more surged in that a part of the state. Hospitalizations are rising in Amarillo and Lubbock, mirroring total numbers throughout the state.
Since Oct. 1, the variety of folks hospitalized due to COVID-19 has risen 34% in Texas after the state relaxed restrictions in mid-September, citing a lower in hospitalizations.
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