Some hospitals across the United States are starting to overflow with patients as a spike in COVID-19 cases continues.
“Hospitals experiencing stress and strain serving patients must begin a mandatory scale back of elective procedures for the surge of patients in the coming weeks,” said Colorado Gov. Jared Polis.
There have been nearly one million new infections just in the past week. Nearly 70,000 Americans remain in the hospital.
“I think the country is going to pass 200,000 cases per day in the next day or two,” added Polis.
Hospital workers in multiple states like California, Georgia, and Texas say they are overworked and overwhelmed.
“What else are we going to do? That’s the question. Too many patients, not enough nurses. That’s the reality of the situation,” said Tessa Johnson, a nurse.
Los Angeles County enacted a business curfew Tuesday evening during an unprecedented spike of cases across the state.