Despite Covid cases decreasing, hospitals are still finding themselves at a higher capacity.
The patients they are treating do not all have Covid, but are catching up on their screenings and other types of care they were unable to get during the pandemic.
The three major hospitals in New York are all currently at at least 50% capacity, according to the American Hospital Association.
Dr. Stephen Thomas, Director of the Upstate Institute for Global Health, says that though patients do not have Covid, the mental effects from the pandemic are creating more issues. Those who might have a small problem are now afraid it might be a bigger problem, creating fuller hospitals.
The American Hospital Association says that although hospitals are at a higher capacity, the number of beds available are expected to remain stable through at least October.
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