Original author: Fahad Razak & Amol Verma
Published: March 10, 2020
Hospital capacity is a major concern for infectious-disease experts preparing for COVID-19 in Canada. Based on early estimates, one in five patients who are infected with COVID-19 may require hospital care. Other countries are taking extreme measures to handle a surge in patients. China built new hospitals in a matter of weeks. Washington State has purchased a motel that it is urgently retrofitting into a medical facility.