Alabama Hospitals: We Have “Negative 29” ICU Beds

The Birmingham News reports:

According to the Alabama Hospital Association, there were negative 29 intensive care beds available in the state on Wednesday night as the strain caused by the latest COVID surge continues. Those figures mean there are 29 more patients in need of ICU beds than the total available statewide (1,557).

Alabama Hospital Association Deputy Director Danne Howard told WSFA the highest ICU bed deficit is in the southeastern region of the state in an area that includes Troy and Dothan. Those facilities have ICU capacity of 118 but are currently treating 159 ICU patients.

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