Flu Outbreak Forces California to Pop Up Tents to Treat Overflow

A rising number of flu cases has forced California hospitals in treat patients in auxiliary triage tents, as the flu has seen a 259% increase from ...

November 13, 2022
11:20 PM

A rising number of flu cases has forced California hospitals in treat patients in auxiliary triage tents, as the flu has seen a 259% increase from a year ago. Emergency rooms in San Diego County have been filling up, requiring the tents at Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas, Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health in La Jolla and Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune. Those locations have reported 9% of the patients with flu symptoms, up for 7% two weeks ago, the county reported.