新冠病毒-related hospitalizations in one state in the Midwest, an area of the country that is currently seeing a surge of new COVID-19 cases, have reached a record high — again.
Iowa on Tuesday reported some 564 住院治疗, an increase from Monday’s 561, which also marked a record high, the Des Moines Register 已报告.
In the past day alone, an estimated 78 coronavirus patients have been admitted to the intensive care units (ICU) across the state. 总体, 有 128 COVID-19 patients in ICUs in Iowa, per the newspaper.
As of Tuesday morning, The Hawkeye State had 117,630 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus — representing an increase of 1,178 since Monday morning.
Deaths are also increasing. Also as of Tuesday morning, the state had reported 1,658 COVID-19-related deaths, 关于 22 more deaths than reported Monday morning, 根据得梅因纪事.
The news comes as the U.S. 上周下旬 记录超过 71,000 新的冠状病毒病例, marking the highest single-day increase since July.
A number of states across the Midwest, 特别是, are grappling with how to handle the influx of cases and patients, while some businesses and residents continue to defy closure orders and public health measures. In North Dakota, 例如, where the state saw a new case high reported on Tuesday, officials have asked residents to conduct their own contact tracing if they test positive for the coronavirus.
The uptick in illnesses have left contact tracers in the state overwhelmed and strapped for resources, 官员说. The state has also reported a backlog in case investigations.
Fox News’ Alexandria Hein contributed to this report.