Rural hospitals prepare for second wave of COVID as the holidays approach

Rural hospitals are bracing for the onslaught of COVID-19 patients, as cases reach their highest record.

Roughly 77,000 people nationwide are now hospitalized with the coronavirus.

Over the past month, Iowa’s hospitalizations have skyrocketed from fewer than 500 patients with COVID to nearly 1,400.

Healthcare workers say that their biggest fear is the spike worsening with the holidays approaching.


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