emergency rooms and intensive care units are “bulging at the seams,” bombarded by a tsunami of new coronavirus cases, Dr. Natasha Kathuria reported Tuesday.

In an interview on “Fox & Friends” with host Brian Kilmeade, Kathuria said cities all over the Lonestar State are feeling the pressure.

“So, it’s been very terrifying. Even the patients [who] come in for non-COVID related things – like a trauma patient, for example – we end up finding out that they have COVID while they are in the ER. And so, things get very, very hectic at that point because these are infectious, communicable diseases that we very much worry about,” she explained.

Kathuria works in AustinHouston and New Braunfels – a city near San Antonio – but noted things in Houston are “pretty bad” as they contort to manage bed limitations.

“You know, they’re trying to shift patients between hospitals to make room. They have to keep these patients in certain areas. They can’t just admit a COVID-positive patient anywhere,” she said. “So, it’s been very difficult. I mean, they are even having to use a children’s hospital for backup for adult patients. I mean, that’s pretty remarkable. That’s a red flag.”

According to data from Texas Health and Human Services, there have been over 264,300 cases reported with more than 3,200 deaths. On Monday, state health officials reported more than 40 new fatalities and 5,600 new cases following what had been the state’s deadliest week.


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