The Garner Memorial Surge continued over the weekend, judging by hospital numbers on COVID-19 patients.
The hospital count today, the first since Friday:
Current hospitalizations: 787 (on Friday it was 681)
Total Beds: 8,817
Total Beds Available: 1,878
Total ICU Beds: 1,172
Total ICU Beds Available: 51
Total Vents: 1,066
Total Vents Available: 700
Total Covid patients in ICU: 291 (it was 240 on Friday)
Total Covid patients on vents: 124 (on Friday it was 119)
Here’s a summary of the change in numbers over the three-day weekend, with daily reports to follow sometime this afternoon.
New cases: 2,552 over three days, or an average of more than 800 a day, but Sundays and Mondays are typically low-count days.
Active cases: 10,505, up 755 from Friday.
Deaths: 6,007, an increase of 15 since Friday.
Vaccinations: 15,750, or about 5,000 per day.
Get a shot. Wear a mask. Keep your distance. Or keep doing what you’ve been doing.
Lots of notice today that the American association of pediatricians says all school-age children should wear masks. Thank Trent Garner and them for a government that the health-conscious may NOT be protected from those who won’t follow science.
UPDATE: here are the daily changes.