Hospital Over Capacity In 'Unsustainable' Coronavirus Spike
One of Utah’s largest hospitals had no beds left Friday in its regular intensive-care unit as the governor declared the state’s weekslong spike in coronavirus cases unsustainable.
The chief medical officer at University of Utah says the hospital had to set up extra ICU beds staffed by doctors and nurses working overtime to care for its critical patients this week as the unit hit 104% capacity. He says the hospital can't take another hit, and administrators are very concerned looking ahead to flu season. State health officials reported nearly 1,500 new cases of the virus, a near-record number that portends new restrictions.