Ochsner to reschedule procedures, appointments as hospital sees increase in COVID-19 cases

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- Ochsner Hospitals are seeing another surge in COVID-19 patients filling up their beds. Due to the surge, appointments and procedures are being rescheduled.

Ochsner reports:

  • The hospital census shows nearly 1,000 patients for a week straight, breaking previous surge records
  • More than one-third of the patients are under the age of 50, and they are treating a record number of pediatric patients for COVID-19.
  • 89% of the COVID-19 patients at Ochsner are unvaccinated.
  • Ochsner has been unable to treat more than 150 critically ill patient transfer requests.

Ochsner says that all patients will be notified ahead of time of rescheduling information.

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