Alameda County hospital leaders are pleading with the community to wear masks to help take pressure off the medical system, following another spike in hospitalizations from COVID-19.
Hospitalizations have recently doubled in the county, and while some patients are recovering and being discharged, just as many are being admitted.
“While we have capacity within our facilities and we are prepared to support the demand, we very much don’t take it lightly – where our numbers are now – because we’ve seen in other cities and other areas how that can grow quite exponentially,” said Delvecchio Finley, CEO of the Alameda Health System.
Finley told KCBS Radio that they are once again having to closely monitor their supplies of personal protective equipment, and they are considering cancelling elective surgeries for patients with chronic conditions.
Alameda County once again has the most coronavirus cases in the Bay Area.