Tripledemic leading to crowded hospitals

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital has seen an uptick in the number of influenza and COVID patients over recent months. Health professionals encourage the use of masks and common-sense handwashing.

The “Tripledemic”—the triad of illnesses that includes COVID, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus—is sweeping its way across California, and having no mercy on Nevada County.

“(Tripledemic) sounds like a cool name but it’s not so cool when you look at the facts,” said Dr. Tyler Hill, Chief Medical Officer at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. “It’s a continued drain on the United States and California in particular. The fact is that the effects of the pandemic continue to rage on.”

Tripledemic leading to crowded hospitals

Signage at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in Grass Valley directs visitors to the correct locations.

Tripledemic leading to crowded hospitals

Upticks in the tripledemic of influenza, covid, and RSV, are weighing on the services provided at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.

Tripledemic leading to crowded hospitals

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in Grass Valley.