AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - The total number of cases in Alabama continues to rise, but the state might be ready for it, at least according to one model from the University of Washington.
The university's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation has data on every state in the country and looks at how well equipped states are to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak.
Click on the link below and select Alabama to see data and graphs for the state.
In Alabama, the model predicts that the most amount of resources will be needed on April 18. Those resources include hospital beds, ICU beds and invasive ventilators. The model projects that Alabama has enough beds and ICU beds and that it will need a total of 340 invasive ventilators to treat patients. Groups statewide, including Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine, have been donating ventilators to various hospitals.
Nationwide, the model projects that close to 25,000 ventilators will be needed, as well as over 140,000 hospital beds and nearly 30,000 ICU beds. States such as New York, New Jersey and Connecticut face severe shortages.