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.
- 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.