Thursday, October 22, 2020
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – St. Louis County leaders said the latest COVID data is concerning.
St. Louis Metro Pandemic Task Force leader Dr. Alex Garza said they are seeing a high number of occupied hospital beds with about 90 percent of healthcare beds full in the SSM Health system. The numbers were slightly lower in metro hospitals at 85 percent.
“Speaking with our task force hospitals yesterday that same sort of level was echoed across all the hospitals from St. Luke’s to Mercy to BJC,” Dr. Garza said. “We normally don’t operate at that high of a level.”
Old, sick and/or poor. Classic pandemic.