COVID-19

Kiowa County Public Health COVID-19 Weekly Update - January 5, 2022

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DATA

  • Cases 268 (up 1)
  • Hospitalizations 11 
  • Deaths 4**

*These are cumulative totals as of 01/04/2022 4pm **Deaths in people with a recent positive COVID test.

  • CASES PAST 7 days: 2 (0 vaccinated)
  • CASES PAST 14 days: 3 (0 vaccinated)

ALL hospitalizations and deaths in Kiowa County were in people who were not vaccinated.

During a COVID-19 surge, ‘crisis standards of care’ involve excruciating choices and impossible ethical decisions for hospital staff

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When a crisis escalates to the point that hospital simply can't provide necessary services to everyone who needs them, they are forced to perform crisis triage. At that point, the care provided to some patients is admittedly less than high quality - sometimes much less.