Tim Stellers column: As virus surges, internet epidemiologists hold sway in Cochise County – Arizona Daily Star

“The primary problems that were seeing in our health centers are, No. 1, staffing,” Thompson, the county health director, told me Friday. “One of our healthcare facilities had like 51 of their caretakers out with COVID. Having the ability to simply staff the beds has actually been really an obstacle.”In Sierra Vista, “Canyon Vista (healthcare facility) has not been below 100% capability in weeks,” she stated. “In their ED, theyre well over 100% capacity.”The state grant might have helped the health centers in the northern part of the county, particularly, due to the fact that it would have allowed the county to establish complimentary screening websites, Thompson stated. That would keep people from going to the congested medical facilities, where they have actually been going, for tests.English stated the board has a policy of not reversing earlier choices, meaning it is unlikely to follow Pinal Countys lead and accept the grant later.Meanwhile, deaths are continuing. The count was up to 494 on Saturday, which leaves a death rate from COVID-19 of 378 per 100,000 people, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. Thats higher than the statewide rate of 349 per 100,000, which is the second greatest rate among all states.All of this is taking place in a county that lost 4.5% of its population in between the 2010 and 2020 censuses.

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