Lebanon's Full Hospitals Turn Away Coronavirus Patients Amid Record Daily Cases

A coronavirus surge is overwhelming hospitals, leading doctors to tell families to care for sick loved ones at home instead. Health workers fear New Year's parties could have led to further spikes.

Lebanon's Full Hospitals Turn Away Coronavirus Patients Amid Record Daily Cases
Inside an emergency room at Rafik Hariri Hospital on Nov. 17, a medic wearing full protective gear checks a woman who might have the coronavirus. Beirut hospitals are reaching maximum capacity amid an influx of coronavirus patients.

A coronavirus surge is overwhelming hospitals, leading doctors to tell families to care for sick loved ones at home instead. Health workers fear New Year's parties could have led to further spikes.

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