INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana hospitals proceed to take the brunt of a statewide surge in infections and hospitalizations spurred by the extra contagious delta variant.
The state Well being Division’s newest report confirmed that hospitals across the state have been treating 2,631 sufferers for COVID-19 as of Sunday — up greater than six instances for the state’s degree of about 400 sufferers a day in early July.
Hospitals reported treating 726 folks with COVID-19 in intensive care models, taking over greater than 33% of obtainable ICU beds. Statewide, almost 83% of all ICU beds are occupied.
As affected person admissions spike to ranges not recorded since final winter’s surge, some Indiana hospitals have introduced delays in some non-emergency surgical procedures, whereas others have began diverting ambulances away from their emergency rooms and intensive care models.
Eskenazi Well being in Indianapolis has canceled all such procedures by means of a minimum