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Thu Apr 22, 2021, 01:18 PM

Some Illinois hospitals running out of beds due to COVID-19

CHICAGO (AP) ó Several hospitals in northwest and central Illinois are running out of beds because of the coronavirus pandemic, officials say.

About a half dozen hospitals operated by OSF HealthCare had 90% of their beds or more filled Tuesday, chief operating officer Dr. Michael Cruz told the Chicago Tribune.

OSF's St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria was at 97% occupancy, its St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford was at 96% and its St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington had no available intensive care unit beds, Cruz said.

OSF has been transferring patients to other hospitals and moving staff as needed, Cruz said. Itís also having some patients stay in emergency room beds until ICU spots become available.

Read more: https://www.nwitimes.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/some-illinois-hospitals-running-out-of-beds-due-to-covid-19/article_ebb175b4-aa81-51ae-9d4d-78a73c6add90.html
(Northwest Indiana Times)

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