The biggest worry is that these hospitals will have to start rationing services after a large number of cases at Christmas and New Year gatherings-fundamentally, this means that they will only treat those who are most likely to survive.
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Despite this, hundreds of people die from the virus every day in the state.
A nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Orange said it was heartbreaking to see it with his own eyes.
“They are fighting every day, even if there is a lot of oxygen every day, they are trying to breathe. Then, you just see them dead. They just die. They are conquering death. It̵
Almost 90 refrigerated trailers have been deployed in the state, and 60 have been deployed for temporary morgues a few weeks ago.
On Monday, Orange County reported 29 COVID-19 deaths and 3,259 new coronavirus cases. The county has 2221 hospitalized coronavirus patients, of which 544 are in intensive care.
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