VIRUS TODAY: More hospital ICUs edge nearer a breaking point
January 24, 2021
Here’s what’s happening Sunday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.:
THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY
— Straining to handle record numbers of COVID-19 patients, hundreds of the nation’s intensive care units are running out of space, supplies and staff. An Associated Press analysis of federal hospital data shows that since November, the share of U.S. hospitals nearing the breaking point has doubled. More than 40% of Americans now live in areas running out of ICU space — many of the facilities clustered in the South and West.
— The Chicago Teachers Union said its members voted t...