PHOENIX (AP) — A surge of COVID-19 instances is overwhelming hospitals in southeastern Arizona.
Cochise County mentioned Wednesday that its hospitals have been low on sources, scuffling with nurse shortages and that sufferers with out COVID-19 have been going through lengthy waits to be transferred to bigger hospitals for greater ranges of care.
Patients with out COVID-19 are going through waits of 48 to 96 hours to be transferred to giant hospitals in Tucson.
Earlier this week, hospital leaders and public well being officers throughout Arizona pleaded for folks to get vaccinated and take different precautions keep away from spreading the coronavirus and never overwhelm the state’s well being care system.
Many hospitals are crowded with virus sufferers in addition to others being handled for non-COVID situations.
On Thursday, Arizona reported 3,349 new COVID-19 instances and 75 deaths from the virus.
In all, 1,255,597 confirmed instances and 22,173 deaths from the virus have been reported in the state for the reason that pandemic started.
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