As a record number of Americans are infected with Covid-19, largely due to the rapidly spreading Omicron variant, some states’ health care systems are beset with nearly full intensive care units.
Four states have less than 10% remaining capacity in their ICUs, according to data Wednesday from the US Department of Health and Human Services: Kentucky, Alabama, Indiana and New Hampshire.
And as infection spreads, states and health care systems nationwide are handling shortages of available medical workers, who face a greater chance of Covid-19 exposure and must isolate after testing positive.
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