Only 2 ICU beds available in state, Alabama Hospital Association reports


Healthcare workers assist a COVID-19 patient at one of the intensive care units (ICU) at the University Hospital of Torrejon in Torrejon de Ardoz, Spain, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. Hospitals and their workers have been stretched to their limits again in Madrid, Europe’s darkest spot in the second wave of the pandemic and where a second wave once again critical care beds have expanded to gymnasiums and surgery rooms. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

October 02 2021 06:00 pm

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Alabama Hospital Association reports that there are only two open beds in Intensive Care Units across the state.

AHA media contact Jeannie Gaines confirmed the information to CBS 42 Monday afternoon.

Earlier on Monday, UAB Medicine reported that they currently have 169 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, though they did not specify how many patients occupied ICU beds.

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