‘Tired to the bone’: U.S Hospitals overwhelmed with coronavirus cases

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Conditions in many of the U.S hospitals are worsening by the day as cases of coronavirus surge across the nation, AP reported

“We are depressed, disheartened and tired to the bone,” said Alison Johnson, director of critical care at Johnson City Medical Center in Tennessee, adding that she drives to and from work some days in tears.

Most of the nation’s hospitals are overwhelmed and are now converting chapels, cafeterias, waiting rooms, hallways, even a parking garage into patient treatment areas.

Doctors and nurses, especially in Texas and Wisconsin, are desperately calling around to other medical centers in search of open beds for critically ill Americans. Fatigue and frustration are setting in among front-line workers.

The number of daily confirmed cases in the U.S since November has soared to more than 80%, reaching an average of 160,000 cases per day. Cases are on the rise in all 50 states. Deaths are averaging more than 1,155 per day, the highest in months. Read the full story

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