Coronavirus live updates: US hospitals in crisis as rations take care of Idaho

Providence Alaska Medical Center is one of three hospitals in Anchorage, the state’s largest city, with a population of nearly 300,000. Late Tuesday, Providence began implementing the Standards for Crisis Care, a protocol that includes prioritizing resources and treatments for those who can benefit from them most. A hospital executive has warned that specialized care such as heart treatments, trauma surgery and neurosurgery may not be available in the short term, according to local news reports.

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