EXCLUSIVE: Inside a Valley hospital's COVID ICU unit
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.
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