New interactive map reveals how American hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID patients

New interactive maps show American hospitals are overwhelmed by COVID patients, as the number of people admitted to intensive care units with the virus continues to increase.  

As of Monday, a whopping 129,748 Americans are currently hospitalized with the coronavirus, including tens of thousands in the ICU. 

It marks the 41st consecutive day that there are more than 100,000 US citizens in the hospital being treated for the virus. 

As of Sunday, more than 375,000 Americans have now died from the virus, and more than 22 million have tested positive. 

According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the US has recorded more than 200,000 new cases of the virus every single day for the past week. 

New interactive maps show American hospitals are overwhelmed by COVID patients, as the number of people admitted to intensive care units with the virus continues to increase. This map from The COVID Tracking Project shows the percentage of hospital beds being occupied by those with the coronavirus

New interactive maps show American hospitals are overwhelmed by COVID patients, as the number of people admitted to intensive care units with the virus continues to increase. This map from The COVID Tracking Project shows the percentage of hospital beds being occupied by those with the coronavirus

New interactive maps show American hospitals are overwhelmed by COVID patients, as the number of people admitted to intensive care units with the virus continues to increase. This map from The COVID Tracking Project shows the percentage of hospital beds being occupied by those with the coronavirus 

A second map, however, paints a more alarming picture. It shows that COVID patients are disproportionately taking up ICU beds in many hospitals nationwide

A second map, however, paints a more alarming picture. It shows that COVID patients are disproportionately taking up ICU beds in many hospitals nationwide

A second map, however, paints a more alarming picture. It shows that COVID patients are disproportionately taking up ICU beds in many hospitals nationwide

In some parts of California, it is not uncommon for almost all ICU beds to be occupied by coronavirus patients, creating a dire situation for other locals who arrived at the hospital in need of urgent treatment for car crashes and heart attacks

In some parts of California, it is not uncommon for almost all ICU beds to be occupied by coronavirus patients, creating a dire situation for other locals who arrived at the hospital in need of urgent treatment for car crashes and heart attacks

 In some parts of California, it is not uncommon for almost all ICU beds to be occupied by coronavirus patients, creating a dire situation for other locals who arrived at the hospital in need of urgent treatment for car crashes and heart attacks

The maps, created by The COVID Tracking Project, shows hospitalizations are at their worst in California – where the number of people receiving inpatient care continues to skyrocket. 

At present, 22,633 residents of the Golden State people are currently hospitalized, with a significant number of those in the ICU.  

One map created by The COVID Tracking Project shows the percentage of general hospital beds occupied by coronavirus patients across the country. 

It reveals that highest percentage of COVID-related hospitalizations is in and around Los Angeles.  

There, more than 45 percent of all general hospital beds are taken up by people who are battling the coronavirus. 

In many other parts of the country, that number is significantly lower. In most hospitals in Florida and New York City, for instance, between 15 and 30 percent of beds are occupied by those with COVID-19. 

A second map, however, paints a more alarming picture.  

It shows that COVID patients are disproportionately taking up ICU beds in many hospitals nationwide. 

In New York City, for instance, while less than 30 percent of general hospital beds are being taken up by COVID patients, more than 45 percent of ICU beds at most of those same medical facilities are occupied by those with the virus. 

The map shows a similar situation taking place in parts of South Texas and in Phoenix, Arizona. 

According to The COVID Tracking Project, hospitalizations and deaths in Phoenix are now exceeding the summer surge experienced there, and continue to grow each day. 

At Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, residents were seen Monday setting up a field hospital in the parking lot

At Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, residents were seen Monday setting up a field hospital in the parking lot

At Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, residents were seen Monday setting up a field hospital in the parking lot

Three-quarters of the hospital's ICU beds are taken up by COVID-19 patients, and there is only one available ICU bed left in the entire facility

Three-quarters of the hospital's ICU beds are taken up by COVID-19 patients, and there is only one available ICU bed left in the entire facility

Three-quarters of the hospital’s ICU beds are taken up by COVID-19 patients, and there is only one available ICU bed left in the entire facility

In some parts of California, it is not uncommon for almost all ICU beds to be occupied by coronavirus patients, creating a dire situation for other locals who arrived at the hospital in need of urgent treatment for car crashes and heart attacks.  

In Los Angeles, health officials are now urging locals to wear masks inside of their home to stop the spread because hospitals are so overwhelmed.  

‘Right now, because there is so much spread, we’re recommending that people wear their face coverings on while they’re inside the home. It will add a layer of protection while we get through this surge,’ the city’s Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer said Monday 

Meanwhile, at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, just north of Los Angeles, officials were seen Monday setting up a field hospital in the parking lot. 

Three-quarters of the hospital’s ICU beds are taken up by COVID-19 patients, and there is only one available ICU bed left in the entire facility. 

On Monday it was reported that just nine million Americans have received their first jab - far short of the 20 million people the federal government hoped to have vaccinated by the end of December 2020

On Monday it was reported that just nine million Americans have received their first jab - far short of the 20 million people the federal government hoped to have vaccinated by the end of December 2020

On Monday it was reported that just nine million Americans have received their first jab – far short of the 20 million people the federal government hoped to have vaccinated by the end of December 2020

Meanwhile, the vaccination rollout process continues to lag. 

On Monday it was reported that just nine million Americans have received their first jab – far short of the 20 million people the federal government hoped to have vaccinated by the end of December 2020. 

It is also less than one-third of the 25 million doses that have been distributed to states by the federal government. 

The slow rollout has prompted some states to request purchasing their own vaccines from Pfizer itself in order to cut out the middleman and speed up the process. 

Michigan Gov Gretchen Whitmer made the request in a letter on Monday to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, asking to directly buy 100,000 Pfizer doses from the pharmaceutical giant directly. 

‘This direct purchase will fill a two week lag in supply and ensure that we can continue to ramp up our vaccination efforts across Michigan,’ she wrote.

‘It is also consistent with Operation Warp Speed’s commitment to deliver a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine to Americans as quickly as possible.’ 

If approved, Whitmer says the additional vaccine doses would be distributed and administered per CDC guidelines.  

The request comes a hospital systems across the state say they don’t have enough supply to get needles into arms. 

It also coincides with Whitmer expanding vaccine eligibility to include residents aged 65 and older, police officers and other first responders and teachers.   

The COVID-19 crisis shows no signs of abating, amid a disastrously slow rollout of vaccines across the country. Thousands of Americans are dying from the virus each day, while more than 200,000 have tested positive to the virus every single day during the past week

The COVID-19 crisis shows no signs of abating, amid a disastrously slow rollout of vaccines across the country. Thousands of Americans are dying from the virus each day, while more than 200,000 have tested positive to the virus every single day during the past week

The COVID-19 crisis shows no signs of abating, amid a disastrously slow rollout of vaccines across the country. Thousands of Americans are dying from the virus each day, while more than 200,000 have tested positive to the virus every single day during the past week 

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