Tag: spike

Long lines form at COVID-19 testing sites as cases spike in NYC

November 13, 2020
New Yorkers are braving increasingly long lines in the rain to get tested for COVID-19, as officials brace for a second wave of the deadly virus. At CityMD Astoria Urgent Care on Steinway Street, 40 people stood in a steady drizzle while waiting on a line that wraps around the corner Friday afternoon. “I’ve been

Hospitals at capacity in parts of Wisconsin amid COVID-19 spike

November 11, 2020
Hospitals in northwestern Wisconsin are at 100 percent capacity, officials said, as the state continues to battle a record number of COVID-19 cases and deaths. The Mayo Clinic Health System, which operates hospitals in the region encompassing Barron, Bloomer, Eau Claire, Osseo and Menomonie, said all of their beds were full as of Tuesday afternoon,

U.S. records more than 66,000 new coronavirus cases in record spike

July 12, 2020
Nearly 135,000 people have died in the U.S. since the pandemic began, according to Johns Hopkins data. The surge in coronavirus cases is straining hospitals in Florida, Texas and Arizona, where ICU beds in some areas are reaching capacity. In Houston, the Texas Tribune reported some hospitals are turning away emergency responders as beds fill