One Of The Mother Lode Region’s Only Hospitals Is Nearing Capacity With Influx Of COVID-19 Patients

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SAN ANDREAS (CBS13) — Health leaders are sounding the alarm that 1 of the lone hospitals successful the Mother Lode portion is nearing capableness owed to an influx of COVID-19 patients.

On Friday, the Calaveras County nationalist wellness officials reported that the Mark Twain Medical Center successful San Andreas is adjacent capableness with astir treble the fig of accustomed patents.

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County wellness officials accidental the area’s debased vaccination complaint whitethorn beryllium a origin successful the spike successful patients.

“Calaveras County ranks among the lowest vaccination rates successful the State of California. Nevertheless, it is not excessively precocious to get vaccinated,” said Calaveras County Health Officer René Ramirez successful a statement.

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Only 47.92 percent of eligible Calaveras County residents are afloat vaccinated against COVID-19, compared to 65.8 percent for the remainder of California.

Patients are being urged to bounds their visits to a azygous caregiver for the clip being truthful that overcrowding tin beryllium avoided.

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Further, the infirmary volition person to proceed triaging patients portion they adjacent capacity.

CBS13 Staff

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