Covid-19 Hospitalizations Up; Northwell Sends Nurses to Michigan

Total Covid-19 hospitalizations reached 4,835, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo reported Tuesday, up from the previous day’s total of 4,602. Another 74 residents died.

“New York has instituted a number of measures to help prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed including a directive to expand capacity by 25 percent,” Cuomo said. “The good news is New York still maintains one of the nation’s lowest infection rates, but everyone must do their part to slow the spread of the virus and stop the uptick in hospitalizations. If we work together and stay New York Tough, we can manage this pandemic until the vaccine is here.”

Suffolk County reported 1,164 new infections, for a total since the epidemic began of 69,024.

Long Island has a lower percentage of ICU beds available compared to the rest of the state.
Region
Total ICU Beds in Region
Total Occupied ICU Beds in Region
Percent of ICU Beds Available in Region (7-day Avg)
Capital Region
314
163
45%
Central New York
290
188
33%
Finger Lakes
496
252
60%
Long Island
804
589
25%
Mid-Hudson
741
367
48%
Mohawk Valley
131
100
25%
New York City
2356
1703
26%
North Country
69
32
54%
Southern Tier
129
81
35%
Western New York
559
289
49%
NYS TOTAL
5889
3764
36%

Meanwhile, Northwell Health has dispatched 12 nurses to Michigan to help battle a surge in Covid-19 cases.

Northwell Health has formed an alliance with Henry Ford Health System  for temporary staff sharing to battle the disease.

The intensive-care and medical-surgical nurses were sent at the Michigan system’s request and are assigned to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township.

 

 

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