WASHINGTON: The United States healthcare system is experiencing an unprecedented overload due to the proliferation of the Covid-19 Omicron version. The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is 78 percent full.
The head of outbreak medicine at George Washington University Hospital, Dr. CNN reported Thursday that James Phillips provided the information. This week, there is a record of an epidemic in the United States, with more than half a million cases of Kovid-19 occurring daily. At the same time, the number of hospital admissions has increased dramatically. In some states, it has nearly tripled and added complexity to the flow of healthcare facilities.
As of Thursday, 78 percent of ICU beds were filled, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, of which 22 percent were covid-19 patients. Like many other countries, the United States is now facing a new wave of Omicron epidemics.