Trumans medical center is working to contain the spread in the U.S. of the coronaviruses that are causing outbreaks of severe and potentially life-threatening illness in more than a dozen states.
The hospital, which opened in January, is treating more than 700 patients in intensive care units, a small percentage of the roughly 1,000 patients expected to be hospitalized over the next two weeks.
Its doctors say they are using a combination of advanced technology, intensive care unit beds and vaccines to keep the virus from reaching people who need to be admitted.
At its peak in March, the U,S.
had nearly 3 million confirmed cases of coronovirus, or coronavillosis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dr. Eric Muehlhauser, the hospital’s chief medical officer, said Thursday that patients and their families have already begun to experience symptoms, and that the hospital expects that to continue for the next several weeks.
The virus is spreading faster in some parts of the country, but the hospital is working with local and federal health officials to isolate the majority of those who may be at risk.
“I can tell you that we are working to get the situation under control as quickly as possible,” Muellheuser said.
“We are focused on doing everything possible to get our patients through this.”
In an interview with The Associated Press, Muehlenhassner said the hospital plans to send the first few patients to a facility in New Jersey and the remaining to an area in Georgia.
The hospital is expecting about 10 more patients to be in intensive-care units over the course of the week, he said.
The hospital also is sending some patients home for a short time while they are treated.
That may be delayed until Thursday, he added.
The disease is spread by contact with an infected person, particularly with close contact, such as coughing or sneezing.
The virus can also be spread through direct contact with a dead person, or through droplets from the droplets.
While coronavirence can be treated with drugs, the hospitals biggest challenge is the ability to treat the patient and keep him or her healthy.
MuehhlhaUSER: We need to make sure we have a large number of vaccines available to the hospitals staff to be able to handle this.
They are doing a fantastic job.
They have been very cooperative.
They will be working to make this work.
And we want to get this done before they go back to work.
I am confident that they will get through this.
That’s all we can ask.
We just need to do it.
We have a very strong medical team.
The doctors have been working very hard.
They know how to make things happen.
The nurses have been doing a phenomenal job.
We will get them through this, and they will have a good chance of being able to do this safely.
And I’m confident that this will be a successful effort.
The U.N. says coronavirochists have been able to isolate more than 90 percent of the virus in more people than ever before, but a small number of people have not been able keep the disease at bay.
About 80 percent of those with cases are under the age of 50, and about 50 percent are adults, according the CDC.
The majority of people are staying in the hospitals intensive care wards for now, and most are healthy.