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2 in 5 Americans live where COVID-19 strains hospital ICUs – Boston.com

More than 40% of Americans now live in areas running out of ICU space, with only 15% of beds still available.

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Straining under record numbers of COVID-19 patients, hundreds of the nations intensive care units are running out of space and supplies and competing to hire temporary traveling nurses at soaring rates. Many of the facilities are clustered in the South and West.
An Associated Press analysis of federal hospital data shows that since November, the share of U.S. hospitals nearing the breaking point has doubled. More than 40% of Americans now live in areas running out of ICU space, with only 15% of…

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