Greg Bell, president of the Utah Hospital Association, told the Tribune that they told Herbert that they would have to set criteria if the corona virus trend continued.
“At the end of the day, some senior person, against some healthy young person, will probably not get approval,” Bell said.
Bell said Utah has been hit by Govt-19’s “unique case growth and spread rate.”
More than 1,000 new cases a day have been reported in the state over the past 12 days. On Sunday, Utah averaged seven days for new daily events, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
Since the outbreak, more than 104,882 people in Utah have been infected with the corona virus, and at least 572 have died.
Even before health care was properly assessed, a Utah mother who suffered a heart attack was delayed in receiving adequate treatment due to the Govt-19 outbreak.
Eventually, Terry was taken to a hospital where she had the special care she needed, but her condition worsened.
“Over the past two weeks, we have seen our health system become more efficient,” said Dr. Angela Dunn, a state epidemiologist.
“I don’t know what to do anymore,” she said. “I’m not really trying to scare anyone. I’m trying to let you know what’s going on and give you the facts.”
The public had a preference for Herbert:
“I hope people will take this seriously,” the governor said.
CNN’s Holy Yan and Martin Savitz contributed to the report.