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California sets new record for COVID-19 deaths as it faces meteoric rise in hospitalizations


#California set a new record for COVID-19 deaths on #Wednesday, reporting more than 400 new fatalities. #Hospitalizations are also spiking, prompting doctors like #Dr. #Tirso del #Junco, #Jr., chief medical officer at KPC #Health #Global #Medical #Centers, to warn that “#We’re on the brink of really catastrophic moments.”

#Del #Junco said #Southern #California hospitals are now facing the grim prospect of rationing care.

“#When you have multiple patients that are going into cardiac arrest or code blues, not everybody can respond to those. #So they’re having to make a choice. #Who do I respond to? #Who do I not respond to?” he said.

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#Many of the COVID patients are now in their 20s and 30s, he added.

#California got more bad news on #Wednesday when it joined #Colorado in reporting a case of the new, more contagious strain of the coronavirus. The new variant was first reported in the #United #Kingdom and has since been identified in a number of countries.

“#We were informed that this new variant, that we’ve identified obviously from the #United #Kingdom, has been identified here in the state of #California, in #Southern #California,” #Governor #Gavin #Newsom said #Wednesday during a virtual chat with #Dr. #Anthony #Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert.

“I’m not surprised that you have a case, and likely more cases, in #California and we likely will be seeing reports from other states,” #Fauci said. #One case has been confirmed in #Colorado, and another is suspected.

“#Both of these cases are #Colorado #National #Guard personnel who were both deployed to support staffing at the #Good #Samaritan #Society #Nursing #Home,” said #Dr. #Rachel #Herlihy, a state epidemiologist at the #Colorado #Department of #Public #Health and #Environment.

#Herlihy said the nursing home has an ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

The #Centers for #Disease #Control and #Prevention said #Wednesday there’s no evidence that the new strain is deadlier or resistant to the vaccine. #Current guidance, like mask wearing and social distancing, should still be followed, the agency said.

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#Scientists in #England, believe the variant does spread much faster and may contain mutations making it easier for children to be infected.

#Correction: #This article has been updated to reflect that the second case of the variant in #Colorado has not been confirmed.



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