Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is directing hospitals to focus on staffing pediatric ICUs and prepare for pediatric surge operations, as the RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) rates continue to spike here and nationwide, primarily affecting young children.

Hogan said today the state is preparing for potential surges in fall and winter COVID-19 and flu, alongside RSV. Experts told ABC News that the U.S. may be facing the threat of a "tripledemic" as fall and winter set in.

Children’s National Hospital in D.C. was nearing capacity as of last week, and some hospitals in Maryland are reporting higher cases and some are at capacity for pediatric beds.

The state said in a press release today:... Read More: WMAR2NEWS