HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK)– With the COVID-19 positivity rate going up in Houston and an unexpected uptick in cases, medical facilities are getting concerned.
Over the summer, Houston healthcare facilities remained in rise capacity, which eventually stressed the system and staff. Medical facility authorities said thats something they dont want to see happen again.
He said while theres numerous factors for the uptick, one thing theyve discovered is that the spread is not taking place in companies, however rather from gatherings.
” We understand that were all a little tired of staying inside your home, staying apart from our good friends and household and its easy, especially when were around those who are more familiar to state, I dont require a mask. Simply remind everybody were still at risk,” stated Callender.
Its a message we need to think of, specifically during the holiday season.
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” We do not desire to be back where we were in July. Were seeing the varieties of cases grow around the nation,” stated President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System David Callender.
Hospitalizations for both positive and presumed COVID-19 clients are going up.
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” So the numbers have actually come up from under 200 to 225 to 240 on an everyday basis. Weve seen this tick up slowly, and so were concerned that it may go higher over the course of time,” stated Callender.
He said while theyre seeing a lot of young individuals get the infection, the ones in the medical facility are more middle-aged.
“( People in their) 40s, 50s and 60s, they tend to have a little bit more severe course of health problem than the more youthful folks,” stated Callender.
” We know that were all a little worn out of staying inside your home, remaining apart from our good friends and household and its easy, especially when were around those who are more familiar to say, I dont require a mask. Well thats unsafe behavior. Just advise everyone were still at danger,” said Callender.