"But here's the deal: if somebody gets sick from what you did, you handle it. Don't call an ambulance and expose an ambulance driver. Don't go to the hospital," Cuomo said Monday.
It certainly looks like we are going to run out of ICU space by Thanksgiving, but the aftermath could be worse.
Over 68,000 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in the U.S. as of Friday night, according to the COVID Tracking Project.
By late December, the number of beds needed is forecast to nearly double the current number of COVID-19 hospitalizations, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).
GOP Governor Doug Burgum announced the state has amended an order so infected but asymptomatic health-care workers can continue working due to a major shortage of staffing in hospitals.
The number of coronavirus patients in hospital has been rising in several states, including Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.
Doctors in intensive care units across the globe are warning they are already becoming overwhelmed - what happens when there is no capacity left? And is that really a risk in the COVID-19 second wave?
The state saw a record number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care units (ICUs) on Wednesday, according to the Utah Department of Health.
The World Health Organization estimates that 50 percent of the 550 health facilities in Syria have been damaged, destroyed or closed due to conflict.
Dr. Sean Conley, the president's physician, said he had been concerned about "possible rapid progression of the illness," following two developments on Friday.
Around 40 percent of those currently hospitalized were reported to be in ICU on Thursday.
The rise in patients at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay has been exacerbated by staff shortages, with over 100 employees in quarantine following COVID-19 exposure.
The gathering in southern California saw one family member hospitalized for more than two months following COVID-19 infection.
The hospital has offered to speak to Prude's family and answer any questions they might have about his treatment.
The patient was reported to have shown mild symptoms of the virus in March before being in a coma for several weeks.
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The state's official care-home death toll of just over 6,600 may likely not have counted thousands of additional deaths statewide, the Associated Press reported.
The patient had bleeding in his brain and gastrointestinal tract as well as blood clots in his legs.
Arizona's Maricopa County has seen a large increase in deaths in June and July, county officials confirmed.
The latest daily death toll marked the state's largest single-day spike in fatalities since the outbreak began.
The latest cases include 14 junior residents and two senior residents from the University of Florida Health hospital.
Intensive care unit beds are reported to be around more than 87.5 percent full across the state.
The state saw a record 109 hospitalizations on Thursday, the highest number reported in a single day since the outbreak began.
Orange County has seen a nearly 45 percent increase in new cases in recent weeks.
Bed shortages were reported at intensive care units in several regions, including San Joaquin County.
Eight hospitals in Miami-Dade County were reported to have hit full ICU bed capacity.
Hospital ICU beds are at or near capacity at many hospitals in Texas and Florida, where cases of COVID-19 continue to surge.
A Department of Defense medical team was sent to Bexar County, whose county seat is San Antonio.