Rural hospitals in Arizona are finding it increasingly difficult to transfer their patients to larger health care facilities, as COVID-19 cases are taking up every hospital bed in the state.

According to a story from U.S. News & World Report, doctors working in rural hospitals are getting frustrated at the lack of communication between hospitals, with staff having to call multiple facilities just to see if there is a bed available for their patient. As time is running out for patients who need specialized care, rural hospitals are doing what they can for their patients without having to transfer them to the larger, crowded hospitals.