Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said COVID-19 infections are overwhelming the healthcare system, with 235,000 virus patients hospitalized.
"This is very, very serious. We are in an absolute full-blown health care crisis," Win Howard, CEO of Oregon's Asante Three Rivers Medical Center said.
A generator failure at Thibodaux Regional Health System sent doctors scrambling to keep patients on ventilators in the ICU breathing.
Patients from smaller, rural hospitals with particular needs were moved to larger facilities as the storm threatened to damage buildings and knock out power.
"Please help us help you by making responsible decisions: get vaccinated," Dr. Lee Fox said.
Overwhelmed hospitals are putting critically ill COVID-19 patients on planes, helicopters and ambulances and sending them hundreds of miles to other states.
"I didn't think it was going to be this big of a spike and it certainly was." Dr. O'Neil Pyke told Newsweek.
TikTok viewers expressed concern about the North Carolina nurse's content and reported her to her employer.
In its report, the agency also wrote that breakthrough number is "likely a substantial undercount."
The three regions currently under a regional stay-at-home order are Southern California, Bay Area and San Joaquin Valley.
In early January, medicines used in monoclonal antibody therapy were directed for delivery to 3,700 locations across the country, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Pulse oximeters "should not be relied upon without medical oversight, nor without paying heed to other signs and symptoms of illness," the American Lung Association warns.
One doctor has been unable to treat a patient who has been receiving care for the lingering effects of COVID-19 infection.
Some hospitals in South Carolina were reported to be confused over who is eligible and who to prioritize for vaccination.
The state's average daily case count and average daily death toll each hit another record high on Monday.
Los Angeles County is seeing "an explosive and very deadly surge," with an average of two COVID-19 deaths every hour, according to the county health department.
The state's current COVID-19 hospitalizations have been rising sharply since late October.
Arizona, South Carolina and Tennessee are among the states that have seen record average daily infections this week.
Total active hospitalized cases in the country could surpass 716,000 by Christmas, according to forecasts from researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
There are nearly 11,000 confirmed and suspected COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in California, according to data published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The emergency medicine doctor said "we are so tired" after learning of her patient's recent large holiday gathering.
Total active coronavirus cases in the U.S. are projected to reach over 3.9 million by January 10, according to forecasts from researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Anthony Fauci told Newsweek: "If people take the vaccine, we could go a long way to really diminishing dramatically" cases by Q3 2021.
On post-Thanksgiving COVID figures, Dr. Anthony Fauci told Newsweek: "I hate to say that but it's the truth and the reality.
The highest number of current COVID-19 hospitalizations per million recorded to date was 968 in New York in April, according to data from The COVID Tracking Project.
Up to 30,000 new COVID-19 hospitalizations per day are projected for December 21, according to forecasts received by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The nurse told the patient she had "seen more people die in the last two weeks than I have in my entire career."
The nurse noted "I've seen more people sick than I've ever seen in my life. They just drop so fast" in a video message shared on Twitter.
The country's total number of COVID-19 deaths is projected to reach around 257,958 by Thanksgiving, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.