Biden will send medical teams to six states to help fight COVID-19
U.S. President Joe Biden will send medical teams to six states to assist local doctors in dealing with the COVID-19 epidemic. The list of states to be assisted includes New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Ohio, Michigan and New Mexico. Nursing staff at hospitals in those states are already unable to cope with the influx of COVID-19 patients caused by the rapid spread of the Omicron strain.
On Wednesday, the federal U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data showing that the daily incidence of COVID in the country has nearly tripled in the past two weeks.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 145,900 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The previous anti-record was set on January 14 last year, when the total number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus in the United States was more than 142,200.
The coronavirus pandemic is quickly becoming one of the pressing concerns of the Biden administration. The president assured his fellow citizens six months ago that the country was on the verge of defeating the pandemic, but since then, the situation with COVID-19 has only become more acute.