COVID spike saps oxygen supplies in U.S.

  • Associated Press Wenderson Cerisene, 7, and his sister Dorah, 9, wait to Tuesday get tested for COVID-19 in North Miami, Fla. Florida is one of a handful of states that have set pandemic records for the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations.

MISSION, Kan. — The COVID-19 surge is stretching oxygen supplies and sending hospitals scrambling for more ventilators, even as there are signs of hope that the spread of the virus is slowing down in pockets of the U.S.