Idaho Hospitals on Verge of Crisis Care as Virus Cases Surge
(Bloomberg) -- Idaho’s hospitals are “at or over capacity” and could soon be granted state authorization to turn away patients and reduce services as Covid-19 cases rise, a top official said Tuesday.
“We are dangerously close to crisis standards of care,” said Dave Jeppesen, director of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
The number of intensive care patients across the state is the highest since the pandemic started more than a year ago, Jeppesen said during a crisis standards-of-care online briefing.
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