New surge of Covid-19 patients straining hospitals

ICU units are reaching capacity


As someSouthern and Western states experience infection outbreaks, hospitals are being flooded with coronavirus patients, according to an article on The New York Times website.

Hospital are cancelling elective surgeries and discharge patients early.

Regular wards are being converted into intensive care units and long-term care facilities are opening for patients still too sick to go home.

Florida is struggling with one of the worst outbreaks, along with Texas, California and Arizona: 43 intensive care units in 21 Florida counties have hit capacity and have no beds available.

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July 21, 2020


Topic Area: Infection Control


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