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Hospital Bed, ICU Capacity Becoming More Limited in Missouri

Nov 23, 2020

Hospital beds across Missouri are nearly four-fifths full, and capacity is even more limited in intensive care units as the coronavirus pandemic continues its autumn surge.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services on Monday cited 2,805 hospitalizations statewide -- double the number from a month ago.

The state’s COVID-19 dashboard notes that just 21 percent of capacity remains at hospitals, and ICU capacity is down to 17 percent.

Bed capacity is at 13 percent in northwest Missouri, 17 percent in the St. Louis region and 19 percent in Kansas City. ICU capacity is at 13 percent in the southwestern part of the state and in St. Louis.