Friday, March 27, 2020

Rush hospital preparing for influx of #COVID19 patients

[VIDEO] This is the type of news I hope many of you would appreciate hearing about the coronavirus and the trends so far as you might hear in the video above and will also share the text with you:
The virus’s trend line has improved.

“It looked like we were on a similar trajectory as New York City. Over the last couple days, we’ve seen cautiously optimistic that maybe we will avoid that scenario. In Illinois the social distancing kicked in in just enough time. In the last few days we’ve seen the flattening of that curve, but we’re not taking our foot off the gas pedal. That’s why we’re opening up spaces like this,” Rumuro said.

This includes adding computer terminal stations and adding space in unconventional ways, a feature from when the building was designed 15 years ago.

But today while some trend lines are promising, there are others less comforting.

“What’s been interesting over the last 48 hours is the number of very sick people that are coming in,” said Rumuro. “We hope we don’t peak. The idea here with the social distancing is to flatten that curve out and not seeing a peak. That’s what we’re hoping for.”
Gov. JB Pritzker has been out front about the seriousness of this disease and I would put him up there with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and since NY was brought up.
At the time of Cuomo’s press briefing, he said that 37,000 in New York state had tested positive for coronavirus, an increase of 6,400 from the previous day. Around 18,000 tests had been administered in the last 24 hours.

Cuomo said that while the number of cases continued to go up each day, the slower rate in growth was encouraging. “'We're looking for a reduction in the rate of increase as opposed to the number of absolute cases, that's what we're looking for.”
Here's hoping that both in Illinois and NY the curve is beginning to flatten. The stay at home order is scheduled to expire on April 7, 2020. Let's hope it did the trick.

I've done a lot of focus on the state's coronavirus numbers, but not much emphasis on Cook County and Chicago''s numbers.

  • As of March 26, 2020 there have been 1,149 cases of coronavirus in the city according to the Chicago Dept. of Public Health with 9 reported deaths in the city.
  • As of March 26, 2020 there have been 743 cases of coronavirus in suburban Cook County according to the county's Dept of Public Health.
  • As of March 26, 2020 there have been 2,538 cases of coronavirus in the state according to the IL Department of Public Health with 26 reported deaths throughout the state.
BTW, the numbers listed by the County are said to be provisional numbers and Cook is listing the numbers in Chicago at 1,161 cases of coronavirus. If you click the map from the state's Dept. of Public Health they list the same number from Cook County while the city itself lists the lower number. What gives?

As far as Cook County and Chicago they both list 9 deaths. So are there 9 deaths in suburban Cook County and 9 deaths in Chicago from coronavirus? Or does this mean there are 9 total deaths in Cook County which includes whatever stats there are in the city?

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