As NJ COVID-19 cases spike, some residents shun hospitals

New Jerseyans remain wary of hospitals, clinics. Medical facilities are hemorrhaging revenues

It appears the coronavirus is spreading in New Jersey; the number of daily positive COVID-19 cases topped 1,000 for the first time in months on Thursday.

COVID-19 overwhelmed New Jersey’s hospitals in the first couple of months of the pandemic, not just emergency rooms and the need for supplies and care, but it also took a toll on hospital finances. A new study shows 83% of New Jersey residents avoid treatment at hospitals and clinics because they’re afraid of catching the virus. Delayed treatment hurts patients and hospitals that are hemorrhaging revenues. Senior Correspondent Brenda Flanagan reports.