Rate of COVID patients being admitted is dropping because beds are full and mild cases are being turned away as US reports a third of the world’s new infections and families beg for ICU space on social media

  • New data suggest that hospitals are being forced to admit a smaller percentage of COVID-19 patients as the record-breaking new daily cases in recent weeks overwhelms the nation’s healthcare systems
  • A new record was set for hospitalizations Friday, with a total of 101,276 people receiving medical care 
  • Yet the percentage of people with COVID-19 who are hospitalized is dropping, even as the country this week marked its deadliest week of the pandemic since mid-April
  • The drop in hospitalizations is believed to have come from hospitals being forced to implement stricter guidelines on who is admitted as they face a shortage of beds
  • In Pennsylvania, one son took to social media to beg for an ICU bed for his mother
  • In Texas, hospitals are having to ask patients to wait in the emergency room for beds, with one region warning they may soon have to ask people to wait in their cars
  • The nation’s cases are still rising, with the US reporting a third of the world’s new cases on Friday 

New data suggests that a smaller percentage of patients with COVID-19 are being admitted to hospitals because the nation’s healthcare systems are being overwhelmed by the staggering number of new infections – as the United States reported a third of new global coronavirus cases on Friday.

While total hospitalizations from the virus have reached new highs in the US with 101,276 people receiving professional medical care as of Friday, two sets of data show that the percentage of those who are admitted to the hospital once testing positive is decreasing.

FULL STORY – dailymail.co.uk

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