Hospitals hustle to respond

STOP—A sign that says “Must be screened over phone before entry” blocks the doors to the Ventura County Health Care Agency. RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn NewspapersWith 41 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ventura County as of Wednesday, only six requiring hospitalization, area hospitals have not yet had trouble meeting the demand for isolation beds and machinery such as ventilators to treat the respiratory illness caused by coronavirus. But a surge is coming, health authorities warn, and planning is underway...

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