While the Delta variant-driven boom is declining in much of the United States, it is raging in low-vaccination states such as North Dakota, To the point where the state governor and health professionals have asked people to avoid risky activities that may increase the burden on hospitals.
argument Last week, government Doug Burgum and some of North Dakota’s biggest hospitals came in from doctors and administrators to maximize capacity for the crush of a Covid patient. He asked the public to drive defensively, to avoid hazardous activities that could lead to injury, to regularly visit primary care physicians, and to make sure all of their vaccinations were up to date.
“The pressure on hospitals and clinics in both our urban and rural areas is reaching significant levels, and we all need to do our part to avoid hospitalization and prevent further pressure on these facilities and their staff. as we work through this incredibly challenging time.” Mr Burgum said, a Republican.
North Dakota Medical Association vice president Dr. Joshua C. Ranam said the problem was exacerbated by a health care worker shortage and a wave of patients who can no longer afford to delay care for other conditions.
North Dakota’s Caseload – According to the New York Times database, there are 81 cases per 100,000 residents – only Alaska and Montana have cases, a 25 percent increase over the past two weeks. And Covid-related hospitalizations have exceeded a fifth in the past two weeks.