Texas Is On the Verge of Coronavirus Crisis: Houston’s Largest Hospital’s ICU is 97% Full as Daily Cases Surge to Record Highs

Texas Medical Center in Houston said 97% of its ICU beds are occupied, and its normal occupancy rate is 70% to 80%. It has an emergency plan to increase the number of ICU beds from 1,462 to 2,649, but expect they will all fill up in just two weeks. Coronavirus hospitalizations have doubled in Texas over the last month and tripled in the Greater Houston area. A new model from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia predicted cases in Harris County will surge to 4,578 by July 18 (inset). An infectious disease expert predicted the only way to stop the virus may be ‘herd immunity’ where enough people are infected so the virus can’t spread.

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SOURCE: Mail Online