EL PASO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The El Paso, Texas space has reported its highest variety of hospitalizations because of the coronavirus because the pandemic started, officers mentioned on Sunday.
A file excessive 449 hospitalizations have been reported for Saturday, with 129 of these sufferers in intensive care, in accordance with El Paso well being officers.
Within the El Paso space, solely seven ICU beds can be found, in accordance with 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 amenities that take care of the aged is not going to be allowed, and companies not thought-about important should reduce to 50% of their capability from 75%. Eating places are restricted to takeout and drive-thru service after 9 p.m., residence gatherings are quickly banned and bars, which had not been allowed to reopen, will stay closed.
The variety of new each 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 dying toll at 557.
The rise in circumstances within the El Paso space has prompted Gov. Greg Abbott to ship docs, nurses, respiratory therapists and PPE to help 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 general numbers throughout the state.
Since Oct. 1, the variety of individuals 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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