Kansas City, Missouri 2020-10-18 22:43:48 –
Kansas City, Missouri — Currently, more than 1,400 people are hospitalized in Missouri, and COVID-19 continues to break records.
“It’s not the place we want to have a cold or flu season,” said Mary Becker of the Missouri Hospital Association.
Experts said they believed that most of the increase was due to social distance and fatigue associated with wearing face masks.
“Unfortunately, we don’t see it happening, especially in many rural areas of our state,” Becker said. “People are tired and want to get back to normal.”
The case is severe and there are fewer beds in hospitals and intensive care units in parts of the state.
However, Governor Mike Parson reiterated in a media briefing that the state’s hospital system was not overwhelmed.
Each hospital has its own plans to deal with the influx. In some cases, patients may be transferred from one facility to another, while other hospitals may consider forming a new COVID-19 unit.
“Some of the problems are that you have to staff for as many patients as you have, and you have as many patients as you can staff. I can only take you, “Becker said.
Missouri is one of the 15 states that currently have record hospitalizations. Experts said the numbers could be reversed if more people were attentive.
“Everyone wants to be with their family on vacation, but as we move into an era where people are among more people, it’s best to implement these precautions,” Becker said. It ’s more important than that. ”
As of Saturday, Missouri reported more than 162,000 COVID-19 cases and nearly 2,700 deaths since the start of the pandemic, according to data compiled by 41 Action News.