US coronavirus death toll tops 100 and doctors warn hospitals are unprepared for continuing surge
(CNN) As the US reached bleak milestones in the coronavirus outbreak health officials say the American healthcare system may not be prepared for what comes next if residents don't heed warnings to limit their interactions.
On Tuesday, West Virginia became the 50th state to report a case and coronavirus deaths nationwide rose to more than 100.
"The bottom line is things will get much worse," Dr. James Phillips, an assistant professor at George Washington University Hospital, told CNN Tuesday night. "We need to focus on keeping people on the front lines in the fight so we can continue to provide care to the patients. In the long run, this is about patients and keeping people from getting sick and dying."
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