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Houston hospitals are increasingly turning away new patients as coronavirus overwhelms emergency rooms

The busiest hospitals in Houston are increasingly telling emergency responders they cannot safely accept new patients as hundreds of coronavirus patients crowd emergency rooms, and hospitals scramble to open more intensive care space.

The emergency center at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston on June 26, 2020. (May-Ying Lam for the Texas Tribune)
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