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Utah Hospitals 'Can't Keep Up' Amid Record-Breaking Surge

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and health officials say the state may soon need to implement crisis care protocols as hospitals reach a breaking point amid a record coronavirus surge. 

Understaffing and a shortage of ICU beds could soon force Utah hospitals to shift to the protocols that dictate how patients will be treated when the system is overloaded. Health officials say residents must take public health guidelines and mask-wearing seriously to avoid the drastic measures. In the past week, the state’s seven-day positivity average has increased from 15.5% to 18.1%.