More hospital emergency rooms divert ambulances as COVID-19 cases climb

Doctors are imploring residents to wear masks and social distance

Spiking numbers have hospitals bracing for the worst, pushing some to divert ambulances to other hospitals because they’re too full or short on staffing to care for more patients — and not just COVID-19 patients. It’s a familiar pattern we saw in the spring, and one hospital executive says it could get worse as we begin to see the effects of a post-holiday surge. Senior Correspondent Brenda Flanagan reports.