Texas Hospitals Struggling to Keep Up with COVID-19 Cases
Texas hospitals are struggling to keep up with the demand for drugs, ventilators, and staff during the spike in cornavirus cases.
Health care centers are bracing for a surge expected to come after all the positive tests that have been returned lately. A lot of the hospitals are not accepting transfer patients to make sure they have room for those locally who need medical attention.
Our partners at News 10 shared a report from the Texas Tribune describing ambulances having to wait as long as 10 hours to deliver patients. One patient had to be airlifted 12 miles from Anahuac to El Campo for treatment.
In Midland and Odessa, hospitals had to turn patients away that are suffering from COVID-19, because they don't have the resources to help them.
Some hospitals throughout Texas are already almost full and others are taking necessary steps to make sure patients have space in case of a surge.
Doctors are also warning of a shortage of the antivirual drug that has shown some promise of treating patients with COVID-19.
Cases have been climbing since Memorial Day weekend and continue to do so.
Hopefully hospitals can keep up and we won't have to see people turned away, but it seems that is already happening in some areas. Be safe and do all you can to social distance, mask up, and practice good hygiene so we can help stop this outbreak.