Sky Lakes says hospital capacity is up despite fewer COVID-19 patients

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. —Sky Lakes Medical Center says its has gone up in capacity Wednesday, despite having fewer COVID-19 patients.

The hospital says this is because of, “complexities of medical center resources.”

We asked a hospital spokesperson to explain what that meant. He said that could mean not having enough staff, or resources available.

“Covid patients still represent more than a third of our total overall patients, and so even though the focus is on the number of Covid patients and how that could be prevented, we still take care of a whole lot of other people,” said  Sky Lakes spokesperson, Tom Hottman.

As of Wednesday morning, 22 people are in the hospital with COVID-19, 18 of those Covid patients are unvaccinated.

There are 4 patients in the ICU.

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