EXCLUSIVE: Inside a Valley hospital's COVID-19 ICU unit

1 month 3 weeks 6 days ago Friday, July 24 2020 Jul 24, 2020 July 24, 2020 1:19 PM July 24, 2020 in News - Local

The Mission Regional Medical Center and all hospitals around the Rio Grande Valley are experiencing the effects of the coronavirus surge.

Currently, 75% of the hospital is being used to treat coronavirus patients.

Kane Dawson, the hospital's CEO, says on average they admit 120 COVID-19 patients a week. The most they've admitted in one day is 46, and that number keeps climbing.

Dawson explains the strain on medical workers is constant – most working more than 100 hours each week.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS took a look inside the COVID-19 ICU unit at Mission Regional Medical Center.

For more information watch the video above.

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