Rhode Island sends alert: hospitals reach COVID-19 capacity

HOSPITALS IN RHODE ISLAND reached their COVID-19 capacity on Monday, just as the state's two-week "pause" restrictions began. Above, an emergency alert sent out to Rhode Islanders Monday morning. / PBN PHOTO/ALEXA GAGOSZ
PROVIDENCE (AP) – Rhode Island's hospitals reached their COVID-19 capacity on Monday, the same day the state's two-week pause, meant to control the rise in new coronavirus cases that threatens to overwhelm the state's health care system, took effect. “Hospitals at capacity due to COVID," the state said in a statewide emergency alert. “Help the…

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