Kansas City Hospital Beds Growing Scarce Amid COVID Delta Spike

Here's the latest public health warning that might not keep locals home this weekend.

A quote from a local round-up report:

There are fewer hospital beds available locally now than at any other point in the pandemic, but that appears to not be entirely because of COVID-19. Area hospital beds are 71.6 percent full, with a total of 1,443 beds available.

Of the beds being used, 8 percent of them are being used for COVID-19 patients. At the peak of the pandemic, around Jan. 7, 16 percent of beds were occupied by COVID patients, but more overall beds were available (1,527).

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Kansas City sees sharp rise in COVID hospitalizations

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Coronavirus hospitalizations have increased sharply in recent weeks, leading to fewer available hospital beds in the Kansas City metro, according to the local COVID database maintained by the Mid-America Regional Council. Daily new hospitalizations in the metro from COVID-19 stand at 111.