In Alabama, greater than 2,700 covid sufferers are hospitalized, about 400 fewer than the height in January. However, Williamson mentioned, ICU beds are already packed, at the same time as hospitals adapt to supply extra. The proportion of inpatients beneath 35 has elevated from 8 or 9 % to 16 %. Again “within the golden days of June,” Williamson mentioned, there have been solely about two or three pediatric covid sufferers in Alabama hospitals every day. Now that quantity is nearer to 40.
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