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ST. LOUIS- The leader of St. The Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force said it has been a sober week in St. Louis. Louis, when it comes to the status of COVID-19 in the region.
Dr. Alex Garza said the area appears to have withdrawn from the progress it made in September. He cited the latest data showing an increase in COVID admissions to taskforce hospitals, and many of the admissions come from rural areas outside St. Louis. Louis City and County.
Dr. Garza said the 7-day rolling average for new hospital admissions is over 40. The task force wants the number to be below this mark. Dr. Garza said this week that hospitalizations increased in the 60s, something that has only happened 5 times since the beginning of the pandemic.
The rising data in St. Louis is coming as Missouri reports on hospital admissions this week.
Dr. Garza said the rural health system could be fragile. He said COVID patients in these rural areas will eventually start coming to the metro area and will put more stress on our healthcare system.
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Dr. Garza says the hospitals in St. The Louis area also fills up with other medical and surgical patients, increasing stress in hospitals.
In Kansas City, the increase in COVID cases is so severe that some hospitals were forced to decline ambulances due to lack of space.
He says the way to reduce stress is to reduce COVID footage. He says the best way to do that is to wear a mask.
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