Link: Coronavirus update: Half of ventilators, 81% of ICU beds are already in use in Acadiana | Coronavirus | theadvocate.com

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise in Acadiana, state health officials on Thursday released new data showing in the seven-parish region that includes Lafayette, more than half the ventilators are in use and 81% of hospital intensive care unit beds are in use.

The New Orleans area is about two weeks ahead of Acadiana in the progression of the coronavirus pandemic, this region’s top public health official said Monday. If the number of cases and number of hospital admissions continue to grow, she said, in a few weeks Acadiana’s health care system could be “severely impacted.”

Source: Coronavirus update: Half of ventilators, 81% of ICU beds are already in use in Acadiana | Coronavirus | theadvocate.com

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