Yuma County presents an increase in infections, most suffer from the Delta variant

Category: US Border Life
Published: 2021-08-19
Yuma County presents an increase in infections, most suffer from the Delta variant

ARIZONA – In Yuma County, Arizona, there is an increase in people infected by Covid-19, where 98% of those who require care have not been vaccinated and most are carriers of the Delta variant, for which a called to come to apply the antiviral.

Laboratory tests on patients who have been treated indicate that between 85% and 90% are carriers of the new variant.

Yuma County Public Health Director Diana Gomez reported that the Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) has a total of 40 patients, all of whom require medical attention.

According to hospital records, the people who are treated range between 20 and 50 years of age.

Yuma Regional Medical Center Nursing Director Deb Aders reported that unvaccinated individuals who require hospitalization stay in the hospital for one to four weeks.

Diana Gómez commented that currently the virus is attacking adults, most of them unvaccinated, and infections are increasing, including cases of pregnant women.

There is In the case of children under 12 years of age, he commented that this is a population that is sheltered at home and the level of contagion is very low.

a report of mothers who do not want to be vaccinated during pregnancy, since they fear that the biological could harm the baby, but studies have been done in which it has been possible to determine that it is safe for the woman and the child in the womb.

Gomez said that it is important that the unvaccinated apply the first dose as soon as possible and, for this, the state has enough doses to apply to all those who are in a position to receive it.