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Hospitalizations soar; ICUs could be full by mid-month


At the rate COVID-19 is growing in Shelby County, current ICU capacity will be depleted by mid-August. Sunday, Aug. 1, hospitals across the region were holding patients in emergency rooms because all beds were full. At Methodist University, nearly 25% of patients in the emergency room were COVID-positive, a level the doctors on duty suspect is a pandemic first.



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