WATCH: State health leaders address hospital concerns after rise in patients with COVID-19

October 02 2021 06:00 pm

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — State health leaders held Q&A sessions Thursday to discuss the continued rise in hospitalizations across Alabama.

UAB Medicine hosted the first of two sessions starting at 1 p.m. Dr. Suzanne Judd and Dr. Sarah Nafzinger will discuss the latest projections of hospitalizations and the impact COVID-19 is having on UAB Hospital.

The Medical Association of the State of Alabama (MASA) held a discussion with State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris, Dr. Don Williamson, the president of the Alabama Hospital Association, and Dr. William Admire, the chief medical officer for Mobile Infirmary and North Baldwin Infirmary.

Dr. Harris says as of Thursday, 2,400 Alabamians have been hospitalized with COVID-19 and only 5% of all ICU beds across the state are available at this time.

You can watch the Q&A with UAB and the session with the MASA in the video player above.

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