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More omicron detected as hospitals strain under delta surge

Dec. 04, 2021 23:56 PM EST

New York announced three more cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus Saturday, bringing the number of state cases linked to the new variant to eight. “The omicron variant is here, and as anticipated we are seeing the beginning of community spread," state...

Less is more: Independent clinics find niche in North Dakota

Dec. 04, 2021 01:19 AM EST

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A desire to give patients a more personal style of health care and sometimes a broader range of services has led to a growing number of independent clinics operated by mid-level providers in the Minot region. In recent years, Minot has gained several...

US Navy medics due at New Mexico hospital strained by COVID

Dec. 03, 2021 18:08 PM EST

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A team of U.S. Navy health care providers is expected to arrive this weekend at San Juan Regional Medical Center, where an official said a continuing surge in COVID-19 patients has pushed the hospital to more than 200% of its critical care capacity. ...

Belgium tightens virus rules again as hospitals suffer

Dec. 03, 2021 10:03 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium must tighten its coronavirus restrictions another notch as the latest surge in cases weighs heavily on health services and deprives people with other life-threatening diseases like cancer of necessary treatment, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said Friday. ...

Indiana elder care providers tap lawmakers for hiring help

Dec. 02, 2021 17:13 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana elder care providers are tapping state legislators to help recruit and retain workers as the coronavirus pandemic continues to exacerbate strains on nursing facility staffs. The number of Indiana residents living in nursing facilities or...

3rd federal team to assist Minnesota hospitals with COVID-19

Dec. 02, 2021 15:24 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A third federal medical team will arrive in Minnesota to support hospitals dealing with the high number of coronavirus patients, Gov. Tim Walz announced Thursday. A team of 14 doctors, nurses, and hospital staff from the federal Department of...

Wisconsin COVID patients packing hospitals, no omicron yet

Dec. 02, 2021 14:54 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Patients with COVID-19, most of them unvaccinated, are packing Wisconsin hospitals at levels not seen for a year, a worrying development even before the new omicron variant has been detected in the state, health care leaders said Thursday. Amid...

Nearly all Nebraska COVID hospital patients are unvaccinated

Dec. 01, 2021 17:35 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health officials said Wednesday that the vast majority of the COVID-19 patients who are filling the state's hospitals are unvaccinated and many are younger adults. The number of people hospitalized in Nebraska with the virus continues to...

Iowa coronavirus hospitalizations top 700, new yearly high

Dec. 01, 2021 17:33 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa hospitalizations from the coronavirus have reached a high for this year with 721 people being treated in hospitals, according to data reported by state public health officials Wednesday. The last time hospitalizations reached that level was...

Arizona reports over 3,100 COVID cases; hospitals crowded

Dec. 01, 2021 13:56 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Wednesday reported over 3,100 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases as virus-related hospitalizations remained near the current surge’s peak. The 3,163 additional cases and 43 deaths reported Wednesday by the Department of Health Services’...