California said in a report on Sunday that 45,352 people have tested positive for the new Covid-19, pushing hospitals and their tired staff to the brink of continuing growth.
Around the United States, hospitals are rushing to increase the number of Covid-19 patients who have not received any other time in the epidemic.
Overall, at least 125,000 people were hospitalized with coronavirus across the country on Sunday, marking more than a month, the number of hospital admissions exceeding 100,000, Covid Tracking Project.
Emergency room officials in California said hospitals were treating an unprecedented number of coronavirus patients, including some health care workers.
According to Irene Chavez, senior vice president and area manager, at Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center, 44 employees of the emergency department tested positive for the virus between December 27 and January 1.
Chavez said in a separate statement that the medical center was investigating whether an inflated, air-powered suit could play a role in the spread.
On Dec. 25, an employee member of the emergency department was soon present, dressed in air-powered attire, Chavez said. “Any contagion, if it had happened, would have been completely innocent, and quite accidental, because the person had no covid symptoms and was just trying to stimulate the spirits of those around him during a very stressful time.”
Chavez said in a statement that air-powered costumes from the facility would no longer be allowed.
Military support: In Southern California, U.S. Design and construction experts from Army Corps Engine Engineers have been deployed in the Los Angeles area to “evaluate and upgrade oxygen oxygen delivery systems” to about two dozen hospitals.
Colonel Julie Balten, commander of the Los Angeles District of Engineers, said a field hospital converted administrative offices and break rooms into treatment areas for their coronavirus patients.