Harvard Global Health Institute COVID-19 Hospital Capacity Estimates 2020

How will hospitals accommodate a growing number of COVID-19 patients?
Use our interactive map to explore health care capacity in Hospital Referral Regions across the nation.

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Where are the ventilators?

Where are the ventilators?

As an increasing number of COVID-19 patients arrives in emergency rooms across the nation, hospitals are managing shortages of swabs, masks, gloves and other equipment. But while lessons from Italy show that ventilator shortages will be next, no one seems to be ordering from the national stockpile. Yet? HGHI senior writer Andrew Iliff investigates.

"If we don’t make substantial changes, both in spreading the disease over time and expanding capacity, we’re going to run out of hospital beds."

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