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A nurse checks on a patient in the COVID-19 unit at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health System in Edinburg.
Coronavirus in Texas

“How many more are coming?” What it’s like inside hospitals as coronavirus grips Texas’ Rio Grande Valley

The surge in coronavirus cases has slammed hospitals in the Rio Grande Valley. Additional wards have opened. Doctors and nurses pull extra shifts. And the stream of sick people, some gasping for air, keeps growing.

Nurses prepare to enter the COVID-19 unit at the Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health System in Edinburg. June 30, 2020. B…
Nurses prepare to enter the COVID-19 unit at the Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health System in Edinburg. June 30, 2020. B…
In anticipation of a PPE shortage, doctors and nurses in the SIDU COVID-19 ward started saving their facemasks for reuse at …
A patient lays in a bed at a Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health System COVID-19 unit in Edinburg. Before being converted…
Nurses and doctors in the COVID-19 unit at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health System in Edinburg.
Nurses look over the charts of patients in the COVID-19 unit at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health System in Edinburg. J…
Nurses look over the X-Rays of COVID-19 patients in the COVID-19 unit at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health System  in E…
The COVID-19 unit at the DHR Health Center in Edinburg on June 30, 2020.
A nurse briefly rests against a wall in the COVID-19 unit at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health System in Edinburg. Heal…

Another patient on the way

Doctors and nurses prepare to exit the COVID-19 unit. Because of the risk of exposure to COVID-19, the team is required to d…

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