Medical Staff from Georgia Prepares for Coronavirus Surge, Adds Hospital Beds

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Medical Staff from Georgia Prepares for Coronavirus Surge, Adds Hospital Beds

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  • April 9, 2020

A surge in COVID-19 is expected, and state officials in Georgia are all set to take preparatory measures to contain the spread of coronavirus.

 

Brian Porter Kemp, Governor of Georgia, is planning to spend millions of dollars on medical units and add hospital beds in areas that are severely hit by the coronavirus.

 

Georgia to Add More Hospital Beds to Fight COVID-19 Pandemic 

 

Georgia is reported with confirmed cases of around 6,000 on 4th April 2020; after that, Georgia health officials announced to spend $72 million to add 300 hospital beds and expansion of mobile medical units.

 

Snellville and Albany are reported with maximum positive COVID-19 cases and seem to be the epicenter of coronavirus patients. The hospitals in these two areas will see more than 200 of the beds, while the remaining beds will be divided among four mobile hospital units, which will be scattered across the state.

 

The state has worked with Phoebe Putney Health System to reopen Phoebe North Campus in Albany. Here the system is planning to set up 12 new intensive care beds within a week along with 15 general hospital beds by the mid of April.

 

Georgia’s hospital bed per capita is 2.5 beds per 1000 people as per Harrell, and it is lower than the national average of 2.8 per thousand.

 

Preventive Measures Against COVID-19

 

  • Make sure to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. Repeat this frequently. 
  • Apart from soaps, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers to maintain the cleanliness.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Keep a distance of at least 2-3 meters with people who are sick.
  • Avoid traveling when you are sick.
  • Practice respiratory hygiene while you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with a   tissue and throw it in the dustbin later on.
  • Disinfect all the surfaces which are touched frequently.

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