Texas hospitals are rushing to expand their ICU capacity, at the front line of a wider surge in US coronavirus cases
- Hospitals in Texas are urgently expanding ICU capacity as the number of new coronavirus cases in the state continues to spike.
- About 5,000 new cases a day are being recorded in the state, said Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Sunday.
- Other states including Florida and Arizona are also recording an alarming growth in infections.
- Abbott unexpectedly ordered Texas bars to close on Friday. In California, authorities have reinstated lockdown measures for some counties too.
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Texas hospitals are expanding their intensive care unit capacity (ICU) to cope with a steep increase in patients with COVID-19.
The state, which was among the first to ease lockdown measures, is currently experiencing an alarming surge in new coronavirus infections.
It is one of the worst-hit areas in a new wave of US coronavirus cases. Arizona and Florida have also recorded sharp increases.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott updated the media on the state’s case load on Sunday. He said: “Over just the past few weeks, the daily number of cases have gone from an average of about 2,000, to more than 5,000,”
At the press conference Abbott was joined by Vice President Mike Pence and White House coronavirus task force coordinator …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]