According to the Associated Press, several states in the United States report that due to the impact of the epidemic, local hospitals are now overcrowded and unable to accept new patients.
On November 30, Rhode Island hospitals reported that the number of patients admitted to the state had reached saturation. Doctors said that the hospital was no longer able to treat new patients and expressed disappointment at the weak epidemic prevention and control. That morning, the state issued a statewide emergency warning.
Rhode Island doctor Laura Foreman: Our hospital is no longer able to safely admit patients, including any patients who come to see a doctor. I’m disappointed that we have developed to the point where COVID-19 could have been prevented. If people wear masks and keep a safe distance, stay safe and stay at home, we won’t be troubled by the epidemic.
In New Mexico, the local doctor said that the load of the medical system had reached its limit.
New Mexico doctor Rohini McGee: Our hospital is full, the intensive care unit and the general ward beds are running out. Judging from the figures of the past few weeks, the state’s health care system is on the verge of collapse.