“Catastrophic situation” looms in San Francisco as ICU beds run low
San Francisco’s public health director on Thursday said the region’s amount ofcases remains at a dangerous level, averaging at least 242 new infections per day — a 27% increase in the last week. Dr. Grant Colfax also said the Bay Area will face a “catastrophic situation” over the next few weeks if the spread of the coronavirus doesn’t stop and warned that the amount of ICU beds in the area is running low.
“We have had a significant increase (of COVID cases) since Thanksgiving,” Colfax said, adding there has been a 15% increase of daily cases since late November. “We still have time to turn this dire situation around.”
“An increase over this next holiday period could put us over the edge into a truly catastrophic situation,” Colfax said. “We cannot afford a further increase in cases.”
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[Source: CBS News]