All 50 states plus Washington DC, the US Virgin Islands and Guam have reported an increase in coronavirus cases over the past 14 days, the latest NBC News data showed on Tuesday.
And in dozens of states – Vermont, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Iowa, Ohio, Colorado, Michigan, Nebraska, Kansas, Pennsylvania and New York – infections have risen in the past two weeks, meaning an increase of 100 percent or more in confirmed cases over 14 days.
With so many new cases, hospitals across the country – and the doctors treating the flood of new patients – have reached breaking point.
“It looks like we’re breaking our record for the total number of new patients each day,” said Dr. Geoff Bothoff, University of Wisconsin Hospital’s emergency room physician and chief quality officer, on MSNBC. “We are all tired. Everyone is tired. We are all trying our best. Medicine is a team sport but we need some help. Things are not going well for us.”