There are now three hospitals in Alaska that have instituted crisis protocols as their healthcare system struggles to handle the COVID surge they currently face.
Crisis protocols allow facilities to ration care if it becomes necessary.
West Virginia has one out of every 164 people.
On Friday, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital in Alaska activated the crisis protocol due to a shortage in beds and staff. They’re also unable to transfer patients to other facilities.
Hospitals in Anchorage and Bethel have already activated the protocol.
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