COVID-19 is destroying parts of Hawaii and Oregon, once recognized as pandemic success stories, with its all-time high hospitalizations. While the health care workers have been able to manage cases and hospitalizations for months, this progress is being lost as a record number of sick people overwhelm their exhausted bodies. There are more people in Oregon’s hospitals with COVID-19 than at any other point in the pandemic – like in Florida, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana recently. It will soon be reached in Hawaii, too.

Now States That Controlled Covid Are Seeing An Influx Of Cases

The numbers were higher in both states even though vaccination rates were higher than the national average just last week. Louisiana and Arkansas had significantly worse scores than Florida

Now States That Controlled Covid Are Seeing An Influx Of Cases

. As far as vaccination rates go, Mississippi ranks last. The situation is heartbreaking. People are tired. Patients with cancer are left on gurneys in hallways, their monitors beeping away while others needing treatment for heart disease and cancer are excluded from a facility, said Dr. Jason Kuhl, chief officer at Oregon’s Medford Medical Center.

Furthermore, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to allow a third COVID-19 vaccination for those with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients and organ transplant recipients, to boost their immunity. Vaccination rates, especially in the South and other rural and conservative parts of the country, are lagging, helping drive the virus back into the U.S.

In early February, there were 123,000 new cases reported nationwide. The death rate in May was over 500 per day. The pandemic in Hawaii was largely characterized by low infection and death rates. Despite this, the number of cases per day spiked over 600 in recent days.

A coronavirus outbreak in Hawaii in 2020 resulted in 291 patients being admitted to the hospital. On Tuesday, officials expected to hit 300. It took three weeks – much longer than expected – to fully vaccinate 50% of the vaccine-eligible population, despite initially promising demand. Since then, vaccination rates have plateaued. This figure is around 59% nationally.

One of Hawaii’s largest hospitals is under pressure. At Hilo Medical Center, 116 of the 128 acute bed slots were taken on Wednesday, and every intensive care unit bed at the hospital is almost always full, hospital spokeswoman Elena Cabatu said.

Hospital Association of Hawaii president and CEO Hilton Raethel denied that the tourism rebound is largely to blame for the increase in hospitalizations. Raethel said tourists have infected people at times, but rarely have they been the primary cause of infection. It is more concerning for Hawaii residents to spread the illness to the South, Vegas, and other areas.

Similarly, on Thursday, 670 COVID-19 hospitalizations were reported in Oregon, a record for the third consecutive day. According to the Oregon Health Authority, 177 of the state’s ICU beds are occupied by COVID-19 patients. During the November surge, there were 622 hospitalizations.

Despite the existence of fewer than half vaccinated residents in the southern part of the state, public health officials fear the situation will only worsen as the delta variant spreads. Despite having received vaccines, Gov. Kate Brown has announced this week that almost everyone in public places will have to wear masks again. It was Oregon’s tight restrictions, which were lifted at the end of June, that set the state apart throughout the pandemic.

Additionally, California is experiencing alarming spikes in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, as it is under the national vaccination rate. According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, more than 1,600 people were hospitalized as of Wednesday, the most since mid-February. City officials in Los Angeles are considering requiring vaccines for indoor entry.

In response, Jeff Zients, the Clinton administration’s coronavirus coordinator, said more people are receiving vaccinations in states where infection rates are high, such as Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi.

A record number of COVID-19 hospitalizations, intensive-care use, and Coronavirus cases were reported in Mississippi on one day. In the ICU, 388 people were hospitalized because of COVID-19, according to the state health department. Moreover, it confirmed 4412 new cases. According to Dr. Thomas Dobbs, the majority of the cases are among the unvaccinated.

Governor Ron DeSantis has been steadfast in blocking mandatory mask-wearing in Florida, where some emergency rooms are so overcrowded that doctors are allowing patients to go home shortly with oxygen and portable oxygen monitors to free up beds for the sickest.