Overwhelmed health care workers speak out from inside new COVID-19 hot zones

There are 42 Florida hospitals without available ICU beds for new patients.
2:11 | 07/12/20

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and what we're hearing from healthcare workers inside these new hot Zones. ABC's zohreen shah is on that story from Burbank, California. Zohreen, good morning to you. Reporter: Good morning, Dan. Some icus in Arizona and Florida are at capacity. Los Angeles is not seeing that but some hospitals like this one Providence St. Joseph's, have cleared out space for more patients, waiting to see if they could be next. Across the country, hospitals busting at the seams. This is a real, honest to god pandemic. Reporter: The pandemic pushing patients into auditoriums, even conference rooms using all available space at this Florida hospital. We've taken every inch of the facility and converted it into patient care areas. Reporter: Hospitalizations up by the hundreds in the last couple days. 42 Florida hospitals without available icu beds. Across the country, in Arizona, doctors knowing beds will become available but not for the reasons they want. At least three people will die from covid. Reporter: The to feel the pandemic weighing heavily. Families that we took care of, few people have died in that family and it just really sucks. Reporter: The overall number of Arizona hospitalizations hitting a new pandemic high this weekend, 90% full. But some patients like this new York pastor offering hope, who recently left the hospital after being here over a hundred days. I just told god there's nothing else I can offer him. He's got to take over, we've given everything modern medicine can throw at him. Reporter: The pastor lost six weeks of his life to a coma, lost 50 pounds. Lost most of his muscle mass. But held on to his faith. Did numerous miracles in my life. I'm very happy to be home. Reporter: Folks at this L.A. Hospital are making one thing clear -- covid cases are going up but they say if you need to go to the hospital for any other reasons, go. They say people putting off their health care are putting their health care on the line. All right, zohreen shah for us.

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