Alabama Hospitals Observe Minute of Silence in Honor of COVID-19 Victims, Mobile Hospitals Participated | COVID-19 coronavirus news
MOBILE, Ala (WALA) – Alabama paid tribute to victims of the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday. Health care workers observed a minute of silence across the state.
“To see unified support from all hospitals in the state coming together is certainly wonderful, heartwarming, appropriate for such dark times,” said Dr Adrian Divittorio, pulmonologist at the mobile infirmary.
Dr Divittorio was among thousands who took part in Tuesday’s minute of silence. It was meant to remember the more than 12,000 Alabamians who lost their lives during the COVID pandemic.
“It’s just a harsh and very terrible reminder of what happened in a very short period of time,” he said.
Tuesday’s statewide vigil comes just a day after the Labor Day holiday.
Mobile County was seeing the number of new infections drop, but some doctors fear vacation travel, football and schools could trigger another spike.
“We have learned over the past year and a half of the COVID pandemic that every time we have a vacation we see that followed by a spike,” said Dr Rendi Murphree of the County of Health Department. Mobile.
September marks 18 months since the pandemic first hit Alabama.
The last wave stressing the hospital systems in our region for two months.
The mobile infirmary indicates that the number of hospitalizations has decreased slightly, but that it is still full with many sick patients.
“The severity of the disease we have in our hospital is maximum 24/7,” said Dr. Divittorio. “So there’s still a lot of hard work going on, critically ill and unstable patients. “
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