Hospital Beds Will Run Out

This is a great tool to check the future availability of hospital beds in your area.

On Eastern Long Island we will nearly certainly run out:

 

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Infections are supposed to peak by early May which puts us in the 6 months category.  Estimates are that up to 50% of the population may be infected and therefore up to 10% of the population may need a hospital bed!   That means about 2000 beds for East Hampton Town!

Headlines from today: Suffolk Coronavirus: 3 Dead; 97 Cases; Drive-Thru Testing Coming

A hospital bed and ventilator shortage exists statewide and new closures may take effect to flatten curve, Cuomo says.

 

There should be contingency plans to create makeshift hospitals such as in schools, or meeting rooms, or large halls (LTV in East Hampton).

About D. Posnett MD

Emeritus Prof. of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
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