Houston hospitals concerned about increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations – KTRK-TV

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK)– With the COVID-19 positivity rate increasing in Houston and an abrupt uptick in cases, health centers are getting concerned.Over the summer, Houston medical facilities remained in rise capability, which eventually worried the system and staff. Medical facility authorities said thats something they do not wish to see take place again.”We do not wish to be back where we were in July. Were seeing the varieties of cases grow around the country,” said President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System David Callender.Hospitalizations for both favorable and believed COVID-19 patients are going up.SEE MORE: Houstons virus positivity rate climbs up from 5.6% to 6.5%”So the numbers have come up from under 200 to 225 to 240 every day. Weve seen this tick up gradually, therefore were worried that it might go higher throughout time,” stated Callender.He said while theyre seeing a great deal of youths get the virus, the ones in the healthcare facility are more middle-aged.”(People in their) 40s, 50s and 60s, they tend to have a bit more serious course of health problem than the more youthful folks,” said Callender.He said while theres a number of factors for the uptick, something theyve noticed is that the spread is not occurring in services, however rather from gatherings.”We understand that were all a little sick of remaining inside, remaining apart from our family and friends and its simple, particularly when were around those who are more familiar to state, I dont require a mask. Youre most likely okay. Well thats unsafe habits. Simply advise everyone were still at danger,” said Callender.Its a message we need to think of, particularly throughout the vacation season.SEE MORE: Taking a cue from the NBA, professionals suggest planning a vacation bubbleFollow Marla Carter on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Copyright © 2020 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.

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