The New York Times reports the Department of Health and Human Services has released a new dataset that for the first time shows detailed Covid-19 patient information for all U.S. hospitals. Here is what it shows for the two major health systems in the Roanoke Valley:
Carilion: 102 Covid patients, 94% ICU beds occupied and 5 ICU beds available.
LewisGale: 28 Covid patients, 71% ICU beds occupied and 11 ICU beds available.
The numbers are averages for the seven-day period from December 4 through December 10. The figures may have changed since then, and some hospitals might add additional capacity.
We are seeking comment from Carilion and LewisGale.
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