McAllen Medical Center, already struggling with coronavirus pandemic, weathers hurricane

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The number of emergency room visits at McAllen Medical Center dropped slightly as Hurricane Hanna struck the Rio Grande Valley, but the hospital is still operating at more than 100% of normal capacity.

"We've seen a slight decline in the ER visits as well as overall census over the past few day," said Todd Mann, the CEO of South Texas Health System McAllen. "That may be a product of just the hurricane and folks not wanting to get out and so forth, but only time will tell."

The hospital is still at more than 100% capacity as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. A U.S. Army medical task force, which includes more than 80 doctors, nurses and pharmacists, is assisting the hospital.

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