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Many of the state's COVID hospitalizations are young adults

Dec. 01, 2021 14:30 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health officials say that many of the sickest COVID-19 patients who are filling up the state's hospitals are now unvaccinated younger adults instead of older individuals. The number of people hospitalized in Nebraska with the virus continues...

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’...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Dec. 01, 2021 07:11 AM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. November 29, 2021. Editorial: Health care leaders must step up now Stronger COVID safeguards, both old and new, are needed to control viral spread in Minnesota. Michigan may have just replaced Minnesota...

Iowa stops tracking home county of COVID hospital patients

Nov. 30, 2021 17:17 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa public health officials have stopped requiring hospitals to report the home county of patients being treated for COVID-19, even as all 99 counties have a high rate of spread and hospitalizations are at their highest level since early October. ...

Indiana medical groups plead for more to get COVID-19 shots

Nov. 30, 2021 16:49 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s top medical groups pleaded Tuesday for more people to get COVID-19 vaccine shots as the state is in the midst of a new surge of infections and hospitalizations. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb is set to renew the statewide public health...

Tulane to be main tenant in former Charity Hospital

Nov. 29, 2021 15:42 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A private university in New Orleans will be the lead tenant of a former public hospital building that has been closed since Hurricane Katrina flooded it in 2005, the school said Monday. Tulane University will occupy more than one-third of the Charity...

Indiana's COVID-19 surge continued over Thanksgiving weekend

Nov. 29, 2021 15:25 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The number of COVID-19 patients in Indiana hospitals continued its sharp spike over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend even as state political leaders debated steps toward ending the statewide public health emergency from the pandemic. Indiana...

Kelly appoints former hospital executive as health secretary

Nov. 29, 2021 12:08 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday appointed a former Topeka hospital executive as the new secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Janet Stanek has most recently been director of the state employee health benefits program. She replaces...

Virus surge overwhelms hospitals in Cochise County

Nov. 25, 2021 18:05 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A surge of COVID-19 cases is overwhelming hospitals in southeastern Arizona. Cochise County said Wednesday that its hospitals were low on resources, struggling with nurse shortages and that patients without COVID-19 were facing long waits to be...

Long Island ER to reopen after resolving staffing shortages

Nov. 25, 2021 17:02 PM EST

LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island emergency room will reopen Friday after resolving staffing shortages related to the state's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers. Mount Sinai South Nassau closed the Long Beach Emergency Department this week amid a...