Hospitals preparing for shortage of ICU beds amid rise in COVID-19 cases

[KSTP-TV News, November 11, 2020] The Minnesota Department of Health reports intensive care units in the metro are at 97% capacity.

"This is a time to be very concerned," said Helen Strike, president at Allina Health's Regina and River Falls hospitals. Strike is also the co-lead for the state's Critical Care Coordination Center, which helps find available beds in Minnesota's ICUs.

Strike said hospitals normally operate at 80-85% capacity and occasionally get close to 90% during flu season.

Posted on November 12, 2020 in coronavirusInfectious Disease

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