Critically-ill COVID-19 patients are spilling into hallways in California hospitals as the state’s ICU’s are completely full. In Los Angeles County, hospitals took in less than 150 COVID-19 patients a day in October. By Thanksgiving, it was 300 a day. Now, nearly 700 a day.
Epidemiologists in communities in and near Los Angeles are linking current surges to families who held small gatherings during Thanksgiving. Covid-19 hospitalizations there spiked 156% in the three weeks after the holiday. In the prior three weeks, they increased by 108%.
More than 50 million people traveled for Thanksgiving despite CDC guidelines. As a result, elected officials such as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti are incorporating more lockdowns. @Logan_Ratick shares details.
SURGING VIRUS CRACKDOWNS: With fears Thanksgiving travel may accelerate the COVID-19 surge, the governor of New York is suggesting a potential pause for America’s first epicenter while Los Angeles County issued a stay-at-home order. @mattgutmanABC reports.
Aerial footage shows bumper-to-bumper traffic in Los Angeles as Americans get a head start on Thanksgiving travel.
Overhead look at people trying to escape Los Angeles for Thanksgiving. Just a guess: Already looks too late
Traffic is already bumper to bumper across Los Angeles ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, seen here downtown on the 110 Freeway