YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) has disturbing news on the COVID-19 front. It says hospitalizations are on the rise once again.
This graph does a good job demonstrating the rise:
It starts in March of 2020, and shows a spike of around 180 hospitalizations in July of 2020.
The number of patients declined last summer, then spiked again around the holidays. We see a drop over the summer, followed by another holiday surge, followed by another summer dip.
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Now hospitalizations are going the wrong direction again. 57 people are currently hospitalized. 48 are unvaccinated.
YRMC says its worrying because it's already seeing staffing shortages.