Driving the news: The Utah Hospital Association has warned that the state’s situation is becoming so dire that hospitals are expecting to begin rationing care within a week or two, per The Salt Lake Tribune.
El Paso has issued a new stay at home order in response to overwhelmed hospitals, and additional beds are being set up in the city’s convention center.
On Saturday, North Dakota had only 22 available intensive care beds and 247 regular inpatient beds, the Grand Forks Herald reports.
Idaho Gov. Brad Little announced the return of some social distancing measures yesterday, per the Idaho Statesman. “Hospitals throughout the state are quickly filling up or are already full with COVID-19 patients and other patients, and way too many health care workers are out sick with COVID-19,” he said.