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Coronavirus cases in California are surging to record highs and hospitals are overrun.
At St. Mary Medical Center, a hospital in the desert town of Apple Valley, the ICU has burst its capacity. Patients undergo triage in a parking lot tent and the hospital’s lobbies and hallways have become makeshift covid wards.
Exhausted staff fear the worst is still to come.
The hospital system in California is overwhelmed as coronavirus cases surge.
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 18, 2020