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SAN MARINO, ITALY - APRIL 08: A nurse wears a full protective uniform at the entrance of the Covid-19 ward in San Marino State Hospital on April 8, 2021 in San Marino, Italy. The number of people hospitalized for Covid-19 in San Marino are still high, with 10 occupied ICU beds out of 12. San Marino, a micronation in the Italian peninsula and not part of the EU-bloc, has purchased vaccines from Russia and plans to inoculate the entire adult population of 29, 000 inhabitants by May. (Photo by Elisabetta Zavoli/Getty Images)

The pandemic has left millions of Americans struggling with huge medical bills.

A multi-day hospital stay for COVID-19 can end up costing more than $100,000 – made even worse by many losing their job and health insurance during the pandemic.

According to finance company Credit Karma, medical debt among its members grew by $2.8 billion over the last ten months – and more than 21 million customers are facing past-due medical bills.

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Katherine Viloria is Beasley Media Group's Fort Myers Digital Content Manager. She loves to write, snap photos, and watch Grey's Anatomy. Connect with her on Instagram @alittlethisalittlekat