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Covid hospital bed shortage coming to parts of Missouri

It’s time to add the St. Louis area to the regions experiencing overcrowded hospitals with a  troubling prediction from the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force   

Many hospitals throughout the state are on a   path to run out of beds for COVID-19 patients in the coming weeks.    

SSM Health DePaul Hospital in Bridgeton near St. Louis is one of several hospitals reporting COVID numbers to the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force.   

On Monday,  the task force reported an alarming number of positive COVID admissions with 81,  72 admissions on Sunday, and 92 on Saturday. 

A task force official says hospitals near St. Louis are struggling and could run out of beds.

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