PHOENIX – Authorities in Maricopa County Department of Public Health state data is plainly revealing a flattening of the hospitalization curve as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
In a statement released Wednesday, health authorities associate the flattening curve to protective steps people and communities are taking to slow the spread of COVID-19
” Flattening the curve allows healthcare facilities to have the resources to take care of everyone who becomes ill,” stated Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine with Maricopa County Health, in the declaration.
In a press conference held Wednesday afternoon, Dr. Sunenshine states there are 2,145 cases of COVID-19 in Maricopa County, with 60 deaths.
Dr. Sunenshine also said one out of every five individuals who checked positive needed hospitalization, and of those who needed hospitalization, 6 percent needed care in the Intensive Care System (ICU) at some point. The figures do not include those who have actually had moderate symptoms, or no signs at all, who have not been evaluated for COVID-19
In the declaration, Dr. Sunenshine states the challenge now is to keep the curve flat, and ultimately slope down.
” We can not relax our social distancing procedures yet,” stated Dr. Sunenshine.
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