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National, Local Media Look at Rise in COVID-19 Cases in South County

Scripps Mercy Chula Vista seeing increase in coronavirus patients

Dr. Juan Tovar stands next to face shields for coronovirus at Scripps.

Dr. Juan Tovar, Physician Chief Operations Executive, Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista

Scripps Mercy Chula Vista seeing increase in coronavirus patients

A number of national and local media outlets recently reported on the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the southern part of San Diego County and its effect on Scripps Health.


Juan Tovar, MD, physician chief operations executive at Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista, shared his insights into what he and his fellow caregivers are seeing on the front lines of patient care.


Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder also weighed in on what should be done to better monitor the virus' movement across the border.


Read the ABC News article: As Trump Visits Wall, Fears at the Border With Uptick in Coronavirus Cases


Read the New York Times article: Coronavirus Jumps the Border, Overwhelming Hospitals in California


Read the Kaiser Health News article: COVID-19 Overwhelms Border ICUs


Read the Washington Post article: Coronavirus on the Border


Read the Reuters article: U.S. Government Officials Worry About Return of Dual Citizens if Mexico's Pandemic Worsens


Read the Wall Street Journal Article: Coronavirus Crosses Borders, Causing Surge in California Community Near Mexico


Read The Telegraph (London) article: California Hospitals Brace For Fresh Coronavirus Wave as Mexico Becomes Hotspot


Read the CNBC report: San Diego Hospital Prepares For 'Slow-Moving Tsunami' of Coronavirus Cases as Surgical Masks, Ventilators Are in Short Supply


Watch the Fox News report: Trump Takes Shot at California for Wanting Tighter Border During Coronavirus Pandemic


Read the Union-Tribune article: The Border is Part of Daily Life in South Bay. Is That Contributing to a Rise in Coronavirus Cases?


Watch the ABC News report: Thousands Crossing U.S.-Mexico Border Despite Travel Ban


Read the iNewsSource article: Health Experts, Residents Worry South County Not Ready For Reopening as COVID-19 Worsens


Read the MedPage Today article: Baja Border an 'Achilles Heal' For COVID-19 Control


Read the Voice of San Diego article: What We Know About the Surge of South Bay Coronavirus Cases


Read the KPBS article: DHS Official Addresses Coronavirus Needs Related to Cross-Border Cases in San Diego Visit

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