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COVID patients facing long waits for local hospital beds

Intensive Care Unit beds in short supply
Posted at 2:26 PM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 15:27:13-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — With local hospitals nearing capacity, one man recently had to wait 36 hours for a hospital bed.

He eventually was transported from a private emergency room to an Alice hospital.

These waits are understandable, considering the spike in COVID cases across the state and a total of 1,017 ICU beds currently available across the state, according to the Coastal Bend Regional Advisory Board.

Well give you more information about this concerning problem for our area during our KRIS 6 News reports at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.