Jammed LA County hospitals get assistance with overtaxed oxygen-delivery systems

As the massive volume of COVID-19 patients continues to strain hospitals throughout Southern California, state and federal agencies are stepping in to assist facilities needing to provide oxygen to individuals with respiratory issues. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday, Jan. 4,

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Health officials collectively hold breath as holidays threaten to worsen coronavirus surge

As Los Angeles County hospitals fill rapidly with COVID-19 cases, often beyond the ability to immediately find patient beds, health officials today fretfully awaited another holiday weekend that threatens to spread the virus even further, potentially leaving medical centers completely

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Intensive-care bed capacity at Southern California hospitals tumbles to 0.5%

The number of available intensive-care unit beds at Southern California hospitals has declined for the ninth consecutive day, tumbling to 0.5% capacity Wednesday, Dec. 16 —  rekindling alarm among public health and hospital officials. The index, posted by state public

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As state logs 125 more coronavirus deaths, Pritzker offers Thanksgiving warning: ‘Skip the big group dinner this year’

Rush University Medical Center staff see patients in the Brennan Pavilion, the hospital’s main lobby, which was transformed into a treatment area last week. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times file Illinois hospitals have been treating at least 6,000 COVID-19 patients for

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