Hospitals’ Capacities Stressed As COVID, Early Flu Season Hit Simultaneously
Minnesota hospitals are feeling the stress as COVID-19 cases and early flu season pressure capacity limits. The state’s weekly pandemic update released yesterday says hospitals have neared peak capacity on four separate days this month. Hospitals are seeing about 475 COVID-19 patients a day so far this month. Early surges in pediatric and adult RSV and flu cases are also impacting treatment numbers.