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Hospitals Are Already Overwhelmed. Now Some States Are Beginning To Feel The Impact of Holiday Gatherings

Parts of the US are beginning to feel the brunt of last month’s holiday celebrations — at a time when many hospital systems are already at their breaking point.

Experts warned that holiday travel and gatherings could help fuel another surge of Covid-19 infections. Yet millions of Americans traveled anyway — with more than 1.3 million people, a pandemic record — screened by the TSA on Sunday alone.
That’s as the number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals on a given day hit another US record Monday, at more than 128,200, according to the COVID Tracking Project. And some states are warning the worst may be yet ahead.