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Covid-19 Hospitalizations, Single-Day Deaths Hit New U.S.

Some doctors ration intensive care as coronavirus patients stretch hospitals
Hospitals in Dakotas Prep for Post-Thanksgiving Jump in Covid Patients
Hospitals in Dakotas Prep for Post-Thanksgiving Jump in Covid Patients
Hospitals in Dakotas Prep for Post-Thanksgiving Jump in Covid Patients
Sanford Health, the largest health-care system in the Dakotas, says it could see more than 200 additional hospital beds filled in the weeks following Thanksgiving if people gather in large groups to celebrate the holiday. Photo: Bing Guan/Reuters

Covid-19-related deaths reported in a single day hit a record in the U.S. as hospitalizations surpassed 100,000 for the first time this week, leaving hospitals in some regions of the country without enough beds in intensive-care units to meet their patients’ needs.

The U.S. recorded 2,804 deaths on Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University, and newly reported infections topped 200,000 for the second time in less than a week. More than 100,000 people were hospitalized with Covid-19 as of Wednesday, according to the Covid Tracking Project, including a record number of people in intensive care and near-record numbers of patients on ventilators.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said most of the state would face stay-at-home orders in coming days under a new mandate that would close some businesses and restrict others when hospital ICUs have less than 15% capacity. The restrictions would last for three weeks.

“The bottom line is if we don’t act now, our hospital system will be overwhelmed,” he said.

At overstretched hospitals in regions of the U.S., some patients who need intensive care can’t receive it.


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