Colorado Village. Jared Polis ordered the state’s Emergency Operations Center to return to the highest level of operations so that all agencies, federal partners and voluntary organizations could work together to respond to the spread and prepare for threats to hospital capacity, the Governor’s Office Said Saturday.
“I will never give away donations and I know that we have the resolve to defeat this virus,” Polis said in the release. “We should just do a better job of wearing masks, physically shying away and avoiding social interactions with people outside our homes. It’s up to us, Colorado, it’s time for change.”
West Virginia on Saturday reported more than 1,000 cases a day for the first time in the epidemic. On the same day, Kentucky added a record 3,303 new cases, according to a government statement. Andy Bayshear, who stated that “the outlook is serious.”
“Please take this remedy seriously. You are either fighting a good fight to help other people or you are helping to spread the virus,” warned Beshear residents.
New Mexico Village. Michelle Luzon Grisham announced the temporary shutdown of in-person services for non-essential activities at the end of the month and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown ordered a two-week freeze statewide from Wednesday. Bars and restaurants are limited to delivery or takeout, gyms will be closed and businesses will be asked to employ employees from home as much as possible.
For the upcoming holidays, head of disaster medicine at George Washington University Hospital, Dr. James Phillips also sent skyrocketing cases, CNN’s Erica Hill reported on Saturday.
Hospitals are already under pressure ahead of spikes
Already, hospitals are realizing the consequences of a new high of coronovirus cases.
According to the COVID tracking project, as of Saturday, 69,455 people were suffering from the virus. It recorded a record 68,500 hospitalizations for the fifth consecutive day.
In Colorado, 180 new hospital admissions were reported on Saturday, with 43% of adults in critical care ventilator use and 15% confirmed beds and suspected Kovid-19 patients in the state, the health website shows .
According to the Governor’s release, the state hospitals are now working to increase their capacity, increase their staff and enhance elective procedures.
Experts said the anticipated growth is not going to help.
CNN Medical Analyst and former Baltimore Medical Commissioner Drs. “Things are going to get a lot worse,” said Lena Wayne. She also expressed concern over the impact on the already stressed health care system when new cases came up in recent hospitalized cases.
“We have this tornado of coronovirus all over the country,” Wayne said. “This is not one or two hotspots, the whole country is a hotspot of coronavirus infection.”
Flu season hits epidemic
In addition to getting people in and increasing prevalence, health experts have warned that flu weather could complicate the epidemic.
Surgeon General of America Dr. Jerome Adams stated that the flu and coronavirus may be the cause of many of the same symptoms, which can confuse improvement in symptoms.
But Adams said there is a particular symptom that potentially indicates coronovirus infection.
Adams said on NPR’s “All Things Considered”, “a symptom that I would make people aware of is that the flu is different from Kovid, causing loss of taste or smell.” “If you get that symptom, then you need to immediately go to your health provider and get a Kovid test done.”
Adams encouraged the public to have a flu shot this year and warned not to self-diagnose. A health care provider may respond better so that patients can respond appropriately to their symptoms.
“Kovid spreads much more easily than the flu, and it causes much more serious diseases in some people,” he said.
Rift in Navajo Nation Affairs
According to a release issued by the nation, starting Monday, the Navajo Nation will implement three weeks of stringent health measures to manage the virus.
Two public health orders and an executive order have been issued. An order required all government offices and enterprises to be closed from 16 November to 6 December, except for employees required to maintain essential services and government functions. The order also states that all schools must go online for that time period.
A second order has the house locked for three weeks and will prevent any visit to the Navajo Nation. According to the release, residents are allowed to leave their homes or get groceries, medicines and firewood for emergencies.
“We have to implement these public health measures to protect our Navajo people and reduce the spread of this virus,” Navajo national president Jonathan Nez said in the release. “We are getting closer and closer to a major public health crisis, in which we can potentially see our hospitals filling up with patients.”
“The safest place is at home on the nation of Nawaz,” Nez said.
CNN’s Christina Maxoris, Jay Croft, Dakin Endon, Elizabeth Joseph, Alec Snyder and Holly Silverman contributed to this report.