As COVID-19 case numbers rise, county leaders say they continue to work with local hospitals to make sure they are prepared.
During the county’s weekly virtual COVID-19 media briefing, Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles says there have been record case numbers in Maryland, and some ‘higher than expected averages’ locally. Local hospital utilization has also increased.
“We’ve started to see increases in those numbers in terms of emergency room utilization, intensive care utilization, as well as acute bed usage overall,” said Dr. Gayles.
Here’s more from Dr. Gayles:
On Tuesday, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich issued a new Executive Order that includes rolling back business capacity limits to decrease the spike in COVID-19 cases. Click here to learn more.
I’ve issued a new executive order that is effective at 5 p.m. today. We have been watching #COVID19 cases rise for more than two weeks, and we are rolling back business capacity limits to decrease this spike. Read more: https://t.co/LD0Q3IlpJB. pic.twitter.com/nAjuEDTm1f
— County Exec Marc Elrich (@MontCoExec) November 10, 2020