The Tennessean reports:
Tennessee Department of Health officials announced Sunday that the state could “break” its hospital system if a Christmas surge of COVID-19 cases matches that of Thanksgiving.
Commissioner Lisa Piercey said there have been multiple household gatherings where people have been affected statewide, as Thanksgiving surges proved.
“We know how this happens,” she said. “We want to preserve access to hospital resources. If we have another surge over Christmas, it will break our hospitals. Don’t gather with those outside of your households.”
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