ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Area of St. Louis will enter the weekend with the stark reality that hospitals in the area have endured their worst week on record in terms of hospitalizations and deaths related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In new figures released by the City of St. Louis announced today, the group reported the highest number of hospitalizations — 1,432 patients — during the pandemic.
Statistically, the region’s worst week during the pandemic concerns the handling of hospital admissions, St. Louis has seen 1,302 new hospitalizations since Sunday and reported 115 deaths in that time. 1,378 COVID-positive patients now hospitalized at Task Force hospitals is a new daily record for the number of patients. Task Force hospitals include facilities operated by the SSM, BJC, Mercy, and St. Luke. Another 54 patients are currently hospitalized with suspected COVID cases.
214 patients are in critical care in ICUs today and 129 are on ventilators. The Task Force reported 17 new deaths, ending a three-day streak of more than 20 patient deaths. The most notable of today’s numbers may be 46 children currently hospitalized, the lowest number of children receiving care in more than two weeks. The majority of those pediatric patients – 28 of the 46 pediatric patients – were children under 11 years of age.
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