HARRISBURG (AP) – Hospital beds are filling up and medical staffs are being stretched to the limit as PA’s health care system copes with a growing number of seriously ill COVID-19 patients. The state Department of Health says nearly half of all hospitals in the south-central region of the state, and a third of those in the southwest, anticipate staffing shortages within a week. Nurses in the Philadelphia area say they’re overloaded with COVID patients, impacting the quality of care they can provide. PA Health Secretary, Dr Rachel Levine expressed concern that data shows the state will run out of intensive care beds this month.