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An inside look at one of Oklahoma's worst hit hospitals

Posted at 6:44 PM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-11 19:56:41-05

TULSA, Okla. — COVID-19 hospitalization rates continue to rise throughout the state. This as one of Oklahoma City’s hospitals released a video to the public about what it’s like in the COVID unit.

INTEGRIS Health system recently released a series of videos called the “Doctor Diaries: Chronicles of the Current COVID Situation.” It’s a series of clips showing what healthcare workers do and see on a daily basis in the COVID unit.

In the video, Dr. David Chansolme toured the COVID floor and interviews nurses and doctors along with a young female patient battling the virus. Dr. Chansolme said hospitalizations continue to rise and ICUs are full at all of their locations.

With no apparent end in sight, medical staff are strained and pleading with the public to take safety precautions more seriously.

“Hospitals are getting fuller. The ICU are full at all of our facilities," Dr. Chansolme said. "Just trying to handle today’s challenges today. Tomorrow's challenges will come tomorrow. We’ll do the best we can with them.”

This video comes as Tulsa County’s Infection rate could soon hit a big milestone. Since Nov. 1, there have been 2,500 new infections in Tulsa County. Our 7-day rolling average is 267.3 per day. At this rate, we will hit 4% of all Tulsa residents testing positive within the next four days.

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