Cases of RSV are on the rise across the country, and in some cases causing major bed shortages at some hospitals.

Some children’s hospitals around the country are being overwhelmed with patients suffering from respiratory illnesses.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) in particular is on the rise, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cases have spiked, especially in the Northeast and South.

Dr. Nathan Hagstrom, the Chair of the Pediatrics Department at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital, says "RSV is a fairly common virus that causes the cold and upper respiratory tract infection,

For the last few weeks, Connecticut Children’s Hospital in Hartford has been over capacity as more and more young children have been admitted for RSV.

“We just don’t have as many critical care beds [for children] as we have adult critical care beds simply because we don’t usually ne

"So every day we're basically full, both our pediatric intensive care unit and our pediatric unit, and our observation unit has been full."

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reports 109 pediatric RSV-associated hospitalizations from Oct. 1-19 this year. That’s about double the pediatric hospitalizations from the same time last year: 55.