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'Tidal wave' of COVID-19 feared as Alabama hospitals fill up

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A wave of COVID-19 cases is starting to overwhelm Alabama hospitals after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. 

On Monday the Alabama Hospital Association said only 11 percent of the state's intensive care beds were available. Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo of the University of Alabama at Birmingham said health care systems could be overwhelmed in as soon as two weeks.

There have been 252,900 cases of the coronavirus in Alabama and 3,638 people have died.

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