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In rural California community, officials slow reopening

7 days ago   |   By Chron

SAN FRANCISCO - Humboldt County on California's North Coast was among the first in the state to get the governor's green light to open up restaurants and stores after a two-month statewide coronavirus lockdown.
With only about 50 cases confirmed in the whole month of April in the county of 130,000, many breathed a sigh of relief that they'd survived the worst of it. Soon, though, county officials saw a worrisome trend: nearly 30 new cases in a two-week period and the first two deaths.
That has prompted Humboldt County officials to take a more cautious approach to reopening, in what may be...
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Alabama hospitals are out of ICU beds, Montgomery's mayor says. That 'dire' situation could crop up across rural America as states reopen

Alabama hospitals are out of ICU beds, Montgomery's mayor says. That 'dire' situation could crop up across rural America as states reopen

7 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Montgomery, Alabama is "down to just a handful of ICU beds," according to Mayor Steven Reed, and the city has begun transferring critical patients to Birmingham.
As states reopen and the coronavirus spreads through rural America, small-town and rural-adjacent hospitals could face overwhelming waves of COVID-19 patients.
Experts told Business Insider they feared what fast upticks in coronavirus cases could mean for rural facilities that don't have the staff or resources to handle the influx.
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