Gorge Hospitalization Rates Increasing

Hospitalization rates in the Gorge are climbing as COVID cases spike.  The North Central Public Health District reports that on January 3, there were just two people with COVID in the hospitals in The Dalles and Hood River.  But by this past Monday, there were thirteen.  District officials say not all of them are hospitalized due to COVID, but most are, with some having COVID but hospitalized for other reasons.  On Tuesday, all ten ICU beds at Mid-Columbia Medical Center and Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital were full, and 46 of the 50 non-intensive care hospital beds were full.

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