Health care providers are noting an increase in drug and alcohol abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic in a state where the overdose rate has risen steadily for years.
In the months since COVID-19 entered Delaware, the largest emergency rooms in the state have been quieter, eerie almost. Beds that are typically filled are now empty. Doctors say they have never seen anything like it.
The global coronavirus pandemic has created a huge need for health care in the U.S., but it also is delivering a devastating financial blow to that sector.
As the coronavirus continues to touch — and hurt — almost every aspect of life in Delaware, the front-line health system industry says it is collectively losing more than $5 million a day