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Disaster declaration in Kleberg County due to COVID-19 – Riverside, California

Riverside, California 2021-08-01 18:34:05 –

Kleberg County, Texas — Judge Rudy Madrid announced that a disaster declaration was issued after the surge in COVID-19 cases led to bed shortages.

According to a Facebook post by Judge Madrid, Spawn Hospital Kleberg informed him of “a serious increase in COVID-19 patients and a serious lack of bed availability.”

Judge Madrid says he is calling on the state and FEMA for immediate assistance to supplement the essential staff and essential ventilation to open more areas within Spawn Hospital Kleberg.

“More importantly, the transportation of these patients can traditionally rely on Corpus Christi, Hidalgo and San Antonio, but they are also in arrears,” said Madrid. “That’s why there’s an immediate danger signal for me. At Kleberg, with the equipment and personnel, we have additional wings that can be opened as needed.”

Judge Madrid has stopped doing nothing and has already begun working with TDEM to streamline requirements through FEMA to secure funding to secure contracted medical staff to meet Kreberg’s demands. Stated.

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