In some hospitals in at least four US states, the use of masks has been recommitted due to an increase in the number of cases of coronavirus, seasonal influenza and other respiratory diseases, the article said. Reuters On its columns.
Health care facilities in New York, California, Illinois and Massachusetts have mandated the use of masks for patients and providers.
New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan told WABC-TV on Wednesday that all of the city's 11 public hospitals, 30 medical centers and five long-term care facilities have reinstated mask requirements.
What we don't want is understaffing, right? When we saw the Omicron wave in 2022, the biggest problem was not only that people got sick, but also that many healthcare workers were on the front lines and lost to the coronavirus.”
Vasan told WABC.
According to the latest weekly data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), December 17-23. between
There have been more than 29,000 hospitalizations due to coronavirus in the United States, an increase of more than 16 percent from the previous week.
The CDC reported more than 14,700 hospitalizations during the same period.
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