Monroe County Public Health Commissioner Says Hospitals Are Nearing Capacity Again

Written by on December 4, 2020

As the COVID-19 infection rate climbs to 7.32% positivity in the orange zone and 6.81% in the yellow zone, Monroe County Public Health Commissioner Michael Mendoza recommends that:

“Now is frankly the time to stop gathering outside our household.”

Reports are coming in from area hospitals saying that beds are filling up and healthcare workers are starting to become overworked.

With resources thinning like they were in the beginning of the pandemic, community leaders like Mendoza are stressing action to help flatten the curve.

“The curve refers not just to beds and ventilators in the hospitals, but it refers to the capacity represented by the people: the nurses, the respiratory therapists, and the doctors.”


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