Even as the virus has slowed its growth in overwhelmed Italy and in China, where it first emerged, hospitals in Spain and France are reaching their breaking points and the U.S. and Britain are bracing for incoming waves of desperately ill people.
Monday the Shelby County Health Department announced it was investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 at a Memphis assisted-living facility. After days of not releasing the name of the facility, the health department did so Wednesday morning.
Passengers from an ill-fated South American cruise are anxious to disembark once they reach Florida, but Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state’s health care resources are already stretched too thin to take on another ship’s coronavirus caseload.