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Louisiana doctor says ‘exponential’ surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations ‘isn’t a controllable thing at this point’

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Louisiana Dr. Catherine O’Neal speaks to CNN about surging coronavirus spread in the state. CNN A Louisiana doctor said the spread of the coronavirus is leading to an “exponential” surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Dr. Catherine O’Neal told CNN, “This isn’t a controllable thing at this point.”

The highly transmissible Delta variant is fueling the coronavirus case rise in Louisiana and across the country.

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A Louisiana doctor said the spread of the coronavirus in the Bayou State, fueled by the highly transmissible Delta variant , is leading to an “exponential” surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations.”Right now in the community the spread is exponential, and that expeditious spread is because of the Delta variant,” infectious disease specialist Dr. Catherine O’Neal told CNN .”That’s resulting in just an exponential number of patients coming into the hospital,” said O’Neal, the chief medical officer at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, which has more COVID-19 patients than any other hospital in the state.O’Neal noted that as of Wednesday morning there were 119 COVID-19 patients in the hospital — a 50% increase from last week. Read more: I was the first American to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The biggest lesson I learned from the pandemic has nothing […]

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