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                                                                                       October 24, 2020
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                Some hospitals in crisis as U.S. nears high for COVID-19 cases

            In this Oct. 21, 2020, file photo, Exam Corp Lab employee, right, wears a mask as she talks with a patient lined up for COVID-19 testing in Niles, Ill.
                                                                                                                                            Associated Press
            By REBECCA BOONE and DAVID CRARY                Utah's governor, and an increasingly desperate  "People are dying, they're going to keep dying
            Associated Press                                situation at a hospital in northern Idaho, which is  and catching this stuff," Kirby said. "How many
            BOISE,  Idaho  (AP)  —  The  United  States  is  ap-  running out of space for patients and consider-  people won't wear a mask? The same people
            proaching a record for the number of new dai-   ing airlifts to Seattle or Portland, Oregon.    that won't get vaccinated for it."
            ly coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign  "We've essentially shut down an entire floor of  Utah's Gov. Gary Herbert proclaimed Friday to
            about the disease's grip on the nation, as states  our hospital. We've had to double rooms. We've  be "a record day for Utah — but not a good
            from Connecticut to the Rocky Mountain West  bought  more  hospital  beds,"  said  Dr.  Robert  one"  as  COVID-19  cases  reached  an  all-time
            reel under the surge.                           Scoggins,  a  pulmonologist  at  the  Kootenai  high for the state.
            The impact is being felt in every section of the  Health hospital in Coeur d'Alene. "Our hospital  "Up until now, our hospitals have been able to
            country  —  a  lockdown  starting  Friday  at  the  is not built for a pandemic."               provide good care to all COVID and non-COV-
            Oglala Sioux Tribe's reservation in South Dakota,  Among those joining Scoggins at a meeting of  ID patients who need it," he said.
            a plea by a Florida health official for a halt to  northern Idaho's Panhandle Health District was
            children's  birthday  parties,  dire  warnings  from  board member Walk Kirby.                                              Continued on Page 2
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