El Paso, Texas, is turning its convention center into a field hospital and asking residents to stay at home for two weeks after the city recorded a 300% increase in hospitalizations in less than a month, officials say.
'If we continue on this trend, we risk detrimental effects to our entire health care system,' a public health official said.
.In El Paso, a border city with a population of more than 680,000, the number of hospitalizations recorded in the last three weeks jumped from 259 to 786, according to the city's director of public health, Angela Mora.In a statement, Mora warned that local health services and hospitals will remain strained for people suffering non-coronavirus emergencies like heart attacks, strokes and car accidents.
"If we continue on this trend, we risk detrimental effects to our entire health care system," Mora said."For the sake of those hospitalized and the front line health care workers working tirelessly each day to care for them, we ask you to please stay home for two weeks and eliminate your interactions with those outside your household until we can flatten the curve."
People who don't follow new local health orders requiring masks and social distancing will face fines, the public health department said in a news release.The El Paso Convention Center.Google MapsIn a separate statement, the office of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said El Paso's convention center is set to open this week as a hospital with a capacity of as many as 100 beds. State officials were also deploying auxiliary medical units to hospitals that can provide another 100 beds apiece, the statement said.
The governor's office added that 900 medical personnel had already been dispatched to the city.More than 500 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Sunday in El Paso, and the tally is expected to rise as health department employees continue confirming the dramatic increase in the spread of the virus, the city's public health department said.
More than 170 patients remain in intensive care, El Paso County health data shows. Three new deaths were added Sunday, for a total of 575 since March. Read more: NBC News »
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shaunking El Paso is ASKING people to stay home. A 300% increase in Covid cases & the best they can do is: “Pretty please” Don’t be sheep. You’re getting manipulated in an election year. Live your life as careful as possible. Women could save the US men have loss their moral compass will kill the population for the next dollar. By their deed you will know them. Hungry, Sick and Dead while they lie.. Kavanaugh and that crowd have loss all credibility that court must go. I am Innocent he screamed!
ElPaso But only stay home AFTER you VoteJoeBiden How will this impact voting They don’t wont you to know about it because it can be had for free. If it is free . They can’t see any money off it. If you catch the coronavirus and you get well again. It’s because youth own body’s immunity system was able to produce the antibiotics and antibodys to do so.
So what curve are we rounding now? POTUS The news is coming in from all over about COVID-19. All your President claims is fake news!! Yup, we’re certainly rounding the corner! 🤦♂️ Trump~Pence; Making More Americans Dead Again 2020 🖕 This so reps can't vote. Disenfranchment at its highest. Meanwhile the Liar in the White House says it’s fake news.... Time to vote the traitor out!!
Vote blue Texas! U assholes pulled this crap in September too 😂 Pray for El Paso! ElPaso THEY CANNOT STOP VOTERS FROM VOTING. Trump and Our Governor just dont get it. This pandemic is not political. Its a damn crisis. I'd like to hear from residents in El Paso because I don't believe anything these news stations have to say anymore.
“Don’t worry, it’s all a hoax brought on by the liberals. It will all go away Nov.3rd.” -the right And trump is saying. The spike has been crushed in texas. While texas is as asking people to stay home for two weeks because they are being overwhelmed by covid-19 realDonaldTrump says we are turning the corner! Texans, your president has failed you! Vote Biden!
Beto what’s going on? 89.000 New corona Cases on this day Sad result of the great Trump and Pence administration! Does Ted Cruz know😳or is positioning a supreme court justice ALL THAT MATTERS Has someone told the Whitehouse? This democratic stronghold in Texas is being told to stay at home in the middle of a razor thin election? They can vote safely, according to Trump this thing is over, we are turning the corner, nothing to see. Praying for you guys, but mask up and vote. Our lives depend on it
Turning the corner realDonaldTrump So unfortunate and preventable, if only the Governor and President had done the right thing. Take care of yourselves, El Paso. Do they go back and take off the false positives in all the stats? 'We have it totally under control. It's one person coming in from China. It's going to be just fine.' - Donald J. Trump
Those damn blue states Meanwhile TX vote Blue!! It is our only hope! VoteThemAllOut VOTE VoteJoeBiden VoteBlue2020 VoteBlueToEndThisNightmare NoMasMAGA GOPCorruptionOverCountry TakeTheWHBack TheFraudIsStrongWithThisOne
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North Korea says China dust could spread COVID-19, warns people to stay insideNorth Korea has warned its citizens to stay indoors, saying seasonal yellow dust blowing in from China might carry the new coronavirus into the country. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...... well.... that explains why Nursing homes are affected the most huh?
Donald Trump’s COVID-19 planEveryone who's seen President Trump's COVID-19 plan says it's tremendous. That's the second time the Biden campaign snatches a dot-com address before the Trump campaign even thought of the idea. 🙂 Who built the cages, Joe? realDonaldTrump 2020
COVID-19 Surges In Rural Communities, Overwhelming Some Local HospitalsRural communities in the U.S. were largely spared in the early months of the pandemic. Now, they're experiencing some of the country's worst outbreaks. 'Rural is not a refuge,' one public expert says. What do psychiatrists think of Trump? Many think he’s, to use the technical term, nuts. His mental state not Biden's, is the real concern, mental health professionals say.“ Trump’s cognitive decline or problems are that he doesn’t even seem to have comprehension of reality.' Good! All Trump voters I presume. And Covid deniers. No different from racist, holocaust deniers. The chicken WILL come home to roost Lol 'It's clear that those communities with mask mandates have a more flat trajectory' Yeah right
COVID-19 outbreak at Massachusetts nursing home kills 5, infects 30Five people have died from an outbreak of COVID-19 at a nursing home in Massachusetts, according to officials. But they say its just sniffles and a cough. My condolences And more will die - Donald just held another one of his super-spreader events in the area. Sad. Thanks realDonaldTrump....