Soldiers drafted in to help Spain tackle the coronavirus pandemic by disinfecting and running residential homes have found a number of elderly people abandoned and dead in their beds, according to the country’s defence minister.
News of the grim discoveries came as Spain experienced a further rise in the number of coronavirus deaths and cases, and as health authorities set about distributing almost 650,000 rapid testing kits.
March 24, 2020
Los Angeles County public health officials on Tuesday confirmed 4 new deaths and 128 new cases, bringing the total to 11 deaths and 662 cases in the county. County public health director Barbara Ferrer said one of the deaths was a person under the age of 18, which she said is a "devastating reminder" that COVID-19 affects individuals of all ages.
That stat is hard though because most people don't need hospitalization right away. If they're getting tested sooner, the better.TN at 784 cases, only three deaths so far. But it's interesting that in today's report, they state that only 53 required hospitalization. I think that's a stat more reporting should include. It might calm fears quite a bit if people see that 93% of cases don't require advanced care.
I understand it's not perfect, the same way the death rate isn't perfect. Some of those 784 people might still die of it but just haven't YET. But with imperfect information, it's all we have to go on. Still, I'd rather see hospitalization numbers than not; I think most (some?) people are able to see the nuance and understand what they do and don't mean.That stat is hard though because most people don't need hospitalization right away. If they're getting tested sooner, the better.
NY is something like 13% hospitalization, and 3% ICU. I would guess it could normalize, but the longer the outbreak goes on, the more chance people will develop issues that require hospitalization.