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ABC News 19 Nov 2020

Inside an Oklahoma hospital quickly getting overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients

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Comanche County Memorial Hospital granted ABC News unprecedented access to its COVID-19 wards. Staff say they're running out of beds and equipment. Suzanne Sims visits her husband Curtis in the ICU.


COVID-19 hospitalizations are on the rise in all 50 states with more than 80,000 patients in hospitals across the country. According to the American Hospital Association, nearly 20% of Americans rely on rural hospitals, and they are quickly becoming overwhelmed. CBS News correspondent Carter Evans joined "CBSN AM" from Rupert, Idaho, with how the small hospital there is handling the crisis.
The European Union will finance the transfer of patients across borders within the bloc to prevent hospitals from getting overwhelmed as Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations spike in the continent.
The European Union will finance the transfer of patients across borders within the bloc to prevent hospitals from getting overwhelmed as Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations spike in the continent.
Texas has become the first state to reach 1 million confirmed COVID-19 infections, and hospitals in the state are struggling to handle the surge in cases. El Paso has even set up mobile morgues as the death toll rises. CBS News correspondent Janet Shamlian joins CBSN from El Paso with details.

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