#Arkansas Children's Hospital reported 11 COVID hospitalizations Monday, with several more suspected.

"About half of those are critically ill. They’re in our ICU requiring ventilator support or really have COVID-pneumonia," said Dr. Rick Barr katv.com/news/local/ark…
Dr. Rick Barr said the hospitalizations are about 2 to 3 times MORE than they saw back in the winter months with COVID-19.
One of the children on life support at Arkansas Children's Hospital is 13 y.o. Caia Morris Cooper
After teen daughter hospitalized with Covid, mom regrets saying no to vaccine

"It's heartbreaking. I wish I would've made better choices for her," said an Arkansas mother of her 13-year-old daughter, hospitalized with Covid-19. nbcnews.com/health/kids-he…

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22 Jul
Weds July 21, 2021
🚨Covid Update: Hospitalizations & deaths are increasing. #DeltaVariant makes up 83% of new U.S. cases
- New cases: +58,826
- Hospitalizations: 29,397 (+2,254)
- In ICU: 7,519 (+473)
- New Deaths: +375
- Total Deaths: 609,852
Source: newsnodes.com/us
The #DeltaVariant is causing a sharp increase in hospitalizations nationwide. 2,254 people were hospitalized today. Compare the hospitalizations per day with prior days listed below (795 ➡️ 925 ➡️ 1,603 ➡️ 2,254) Image
Tuesday July 20, 2021
- New cases: +61,262
- Hospitalizations: 27,143 (+1,603)
- In ICU: 7,046 (+564)
- New Deaths: +315
- Total Deaths: 609,477
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21 Jul
The #DeltaVariant is widespread in #Alabama resulting in an explosion of hospitalizations in the past 10 days. 22 children are currently hospitalized, compared to 9 last week, indicative of low vaccination rates & community spread. wrbl.com/news/22-alabam… Image
The #DeltaVariant has resulted in an explosion of cases and hospitalizations in #Alabama. At the beginning of July there were ~180 patients hospitalized. Now there are 554. Source: newsnodes.com/us_state/AL Image
“Twenty-two are children. That is worrisome because not only are you concerned about how they are going to handle the virus as individuals, but what it says about spread in the community,” said Dr. Don Williamson Alabama Hospital Association’s President Image
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Chicago house legend Paul Johnson, 50, is in an intensive care unit (ICU) after becoming infected with Covid-19. djmag.com/news/chicago-h… Image
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Chicago house legend Paul Johnson, 50, is in an intensive care unit (ICU) due to COVID📽️:@tommiesunshine
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21 Jul
‘This is an emergency right now’: UAB doctor on Delta variant, rising cases in Alabama.

This is a really great article in Q&A format with Dr. Michael Saag, director of the Division of Infectious Disease at UAB. He discusses #DeltaVariant in children.
al.com/coronavirus/20… Image
The #DeltaVariant is "10-times more infectious than the other virus, and if you were able to dodge the bullet last winter, you are much less likely to be able to dodge it this time."
"The #DeltaVariant will infect children much more than the original strain simply because the Delta variant is much more infectious."
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21 Jul
In Jacksonville #Florida, 20 y.o. Amanda Beinborn has to fill both of her parents’ shoes including caring for her brother w/special needs after the entire UNVACCINATED family got COVID. Her father DIED July 19 & mom is on LIFE SUPPORT. #SoulsLostToCovid news4jax.com/news/local/202… Image
“A lot of people have that mentality that, you know, this isn’t going to happen to them. I basically felt the same way.”
Now Amanda is left with bills to pay as she takes care of her brother. But she said she can’t pay those bills because she doesn’t have access to her parents’ personal information.
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