Health experts are warning spiking coronavirus cases are overwhelming hospitals nationwide
- Hospitals are issuing warnings that they will not have adequate supply levels or people power to care for patients as the number of confirmed
coronaviruscases continues to surge nationwide. Hospitalofficials in Texas, Montana, Idaho, Utah, and elsewhere are taking steps to limit or spread out their services and resources.
- At the height of the pandemic in March, experts warned that shortages across the healthcare system might make caring for sick patients significantly harder.
Hospitals nationwide are sounding the alarm to warn the surging number of confirmed coronavirus cases in multiple states might overwhelm them in the weeks to come.There is a particular cause for concern across the Midwest and the Mountain States, where rural zones are beginning to face a shortage of health workers able to respond to patients in need of care.
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Over the weekend, a county judge in El Paso, Texas, issued a stay-at-home order in response to a rising number of overwhelmed hospitals.Idaho is also bolstering its safety precautions due to coronavirus spikes and overcrowded hospitals. Gov. Brad Little on Monday announced the state will again tighten indoor and outdoor capacity limits to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.
"Hospitals throughout the state are quickly filling up or are already full with COVID-19 patients and other patients, and way too many
"ALL THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA WANTS TO TALK ABOUT IS COVID, COVID, COVID. ON NOVEMBER 4th, YOU WON'T BE HEARING SO MUCH ABOUT IT ANYMORE. WE ARE ROUNDING THE TURN!!!" he tweeted Tuesday.Trump's claims go against the predictions made by local health officials across the country. Data also indicate positive cases are rising in multiple states.
Hospitals are trying to respond to the surging cases by allocating and rationing people, power, and medical materials. But the medical facilities and resources remain at risk of inundation and overcrowding if cases continue to spike.
At the height of the pandemic in March, experts warned that shortages across the healthcare system might make caring for sick patients significantly harder.The coronavirus has so far infected more than 8.7 million people in the United States, according to the latest data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Of that, more than 225,000 people have died.
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