Virginia hospitals warn of staff shortage possibilities if COVID-19 is not brought under control quickly


(WFXR) – Hospitals are growing increasingly wary of the prospect of being overwhelmed if the spread of COVID-19 is not brought under control sooner rather than later.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, about 40-percent of hospitals in Virginia are expecting a critical staff shortage in the coming week.

This data, however, does not specifically indicate what hospitals are included.

Virginia is among one of the worst states in the Mid-Atlantic region when it comes to hospitalizations from COVID-19.

North Carolina is among the states faring better with hospitalizations, with about four percent of hospitals facing staff shortages.

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