2020-07-08 12:56:24

The New NYC? Houston Hospitals Struggle with “Astonishing” Rise in Coronavirus Cases

As COVID-19 cases rise and hospitalizations are soaring, hospitals in Florida, Texas, Arizona and California are running out of ICU beds.

On Tuesday, Texas set a grim new record of 10,000 new cases in a single day. “It’s been astonishing,” says Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times correspondent Dr. Sheri Fink, who has been reporting from Houston’s largest hospital.

“They’ve been adding unit after unit after unit just to care for coronavirus patients.”

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