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California hospitals using overflow tents for rising number of flu patients

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Several Southern California hospitals have begun using overflow tents outside emergency rooms to cope with a rising number of patients with flu and other respiratory illnesses.
Published 3 months ago · San Diego, United States

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California hospitals erect tents to cope with rise in flu

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Several Southern California hospitals have begun using overflow tents outside emergency rooms to cope with a rising number of patients with flu and other respiratory illness. The San Diego-Union Tribune reported Friday that tents were put up at Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas, Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health in La Jolla and Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa.

3 months ago·United States
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Uptick in flu cases prompts San Diego County hospitals to erect overflow tents to ease ER burden

Flu symptoms detected in local ERs jumped from 7 percent to 9 percent last week with positive tests also continuing to rise though not quite as quickly. Thus far, the volume does not compare to the 2017-2018 season when flu symptoms in ERs nearly reached 17 percent, but it's only just November. The big question is, will we peak before the new year, and have a normal-length season, or will this plateau through the winter?

3 months ago·Los Angeles, United States
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California hospitals erect tents to cope with rise in flu

Several Southern California hospitals are using overflow tents outside emergency rooms to cope with a rising number of patients with flu and other respiratory illness.

3 months ago·San Jose, United States
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Southern California hospitals erect tents to cope with rise in flu

Several Southern California hospitals have begun using overflow tents outside emergency rooms to cope with a rising number of patients with flu and other respiratory illness.

3 months ago·Sacramento, United States
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Hospitals in San Diego County erect tents to cope with rise in flu, other respiratory illnesses

Several Southern California hospitals have begun using overflow tents outside emergency rooms to cope with a rising number of patients with flu.

3 months ago·Los Angeles, United States
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California hospitals erect tents to cope with rise in flu

Much of the United States is seeing a fast start to the flu season.

3 months ago·United States
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