The Cleveland Clinic (Ohio, US) confirms that there’s no fooling around when it comes to the highly infectious Delta variant of COVID that continues to spread in the States. The Clinic faces the highest amount of COVID patients since last winter, and the prediction is even that the worst is yet to come, according to Cleveland.com.
As a result, fewer nonessential surgeries are made. The prediction of the Clinic’s forecasts is even that the highest numbers of patients suffering from the coronavirus will arrive in the next few weeks. The reason is that the peak of the current COVID wave occurs in the northern part of Ohio, according to a recent statement of the hospital system.
135 COVID patients in ICU’s
There are 135 COVID patients present in intensive care units (ICU) of the Clinic’s hospitals from Ohio. If you think that this number sounds like nothing, you must take into account that it actually means more than two times the amount of patients hospitalized because of COVID at the same Clinic a month ago.
An official statement of the Clinic writes, as quoted by Cleveland.com:
We urge our community to receive their COVID-19 vaccination, as this continues to be the best protection against severe illness and death from COVID-19.
Unsurprisingly, the majority of the COVID patients present in the ICU’s of the Cleveland Clinic aren’t vaccinated.
According to Our World in Data, only 44.5% of the world’s population has been vaccinated against COVID with at least one of the necessary doses. Furthermore, the same source adds that 24.98 million doses are currently being administered every day, and low-income countries are the places where the vaccination rate is pretty bad. In these regions, only 2.2% of people have received at least one of the vaccine shots.