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Two medical workers in U.S. state of George die of COVID-19 amid shortage of protective gear

Atlanta, March 26 (RHC)-- Across the United States, doctors and nurses report a critical lack of personal protective equipment — or PPE — endangering their health and safety.  The hashtag #GetUsPPE trended on social media, with medical workers reporting they’ve been forced to reuse a single N95 protective mask throughout the day, or even for days at a time — against standard protocol of changing masks for each patient.

In Georgia, state officials say two healthcare workers who died late last week tested positive for COVID-19. 

In California, Governor Gavin Newsom said his state is 50,000 hospital beds short of what will be needed when COVID-19 cases reach their peak.  Newsom says California is looking to procure more than 500 million masks and 1 billion gloves.  In Los Angeles, where confirmed coronavirus cases reached 660 Tuesday, a 17-year-old has died from COVID-19, becoming the first known minor to die in the United States.

Edited by Ed Newman
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