ST. LOUIS- The head of the St. Louis Task Force said St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic which became a relaxing week in St. Louis. Louis when it comes to COVID-19 status in the region.
Dr. Alex Garza that the place seems to have retreated from the progress made in September. He cited the latest data showing the increase in hospital COVID in task force hospitals, and many of the hospitalizations come from communities outside St. Louis. Louis City and County.
Dr. Garza said the 7-day moving average for new hospital admissions is over 40. The task force wants the number to be less than that mark. Dr. Garza this week that the area saw hospitalizations go up in the 60s, something that only happened 5 times since the pandemic.
Rising data in St. Louis arrived while Missouri was reporting recorded hospitals this week.
Dr. Garza that the rural health care system can be fragile. He said COVID patients in rural areas will eventually start going to the metro area and put more stress on our health care system.
The counties with the latest COVID-19 admissions to the task force area hospitals of St. Louis comes from Lincoln, Warren, St. Louis. Francois County, and Reynolds County.
Dr. Garza hospitals in the St. Louis is also filled with other medical and surgical patients, which adds stress to hospitals.
In Kansas City, the influx of COVID cases there has been so severe that some hospitals have been forced to refuse ambulances due to lack of space.
He said the way to reduce stress is to reduce COVID admissions. He said the best way to do that is to mask.
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