Hospital officials: Connecticut hospital capacity rises due to 'Tripledemic'

A simultaneous surge in RSV, influenza and COVID-19 cases are causing hospitals to near capacity.

News 12 Staff

Dec 15, 2022, 10:58 AM

Updated 549 days ago

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Hospital capacity limits are being strained around the nation and it's no different in Connecticut.
A combination of several illnesses is leading to a high number of hospitalizations, forcing many medical facilities to increase capacity.
Some health officials call it the "Tripledemic."
A simultaneous surge in RSV, influenza and COVID-19 cases.
As temperatures have dropped, health officials say cases of the respiratory illnesses have gone up.
With the uptick in sickness, emergency rooms and ICUs are filling up because of that.
 Some Connecticut hospitals are at or nearing capacity.


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