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Official: St. Louis area in ‘crisis mode’ as virus surges

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis County Executive Sam Page says the county is in crisis mode as COVID-19 cases continues to rise and hospitals strain to treat patients.

During a briefing Monday, Page repeated earlier warnings that the area's hospitals could run out of intensive care beds sometime this week.

He also said the National Guard could be called in to help hospitals deal with the overload of patients.

On Sunday, area hospitals said they were using 77% of the total staffed beds and 89% of their intensive care beds.

Page said the region will be severely tested during the next few weeks and urged residents to follow safety protocols.

Associated Press


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  1. It’s not adding up. This virus is no more dangerous than ordinary influenza, by the State’s own statistics. How well were hospitals doing with their ICU bed availability BEFORE this manufactured “crisis”? Information they are NOT publishing. Hospitals have been struggling for years. Many in rural areas have closed in the past decade or two. Perhaps they are blaming an ordinary virus for their failure to manage ICU beds. Hospitals are NOT notorious for being well managed.

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