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Tulsa hospital releases video showing unvaccinated patient's journey through COVID-19 treatment

Hillcrest South COVID-19 video
Posted at 11:23 AM, Aug 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-01 11:20:31-04

TULSA, Okla. — Hillcrest Hospital South in Tulsa released a video on Wednesday showing what a COVID-19 patient who hasn't been vaccinated goes through.

The experience takes the viewer through what a patient would see from the moment they test positive for the virus, through admission to the hospital and transfer to the intensive care unit.

Hillcrest South is using the video experience as a way to urge more people to get vaccinated.

As of Wednesday's weekly epidemiology report from the Oklahoma State Department of Health, there have been more than 39,000 new COVID-19 cases reported in August with only 5.08 percent of those coming from vaccinated individuals.

According to the same report, 93.3 percent of COVID-19 hospital admissions in the last 30 days have been unvaccinated individuals.

There are 480 people with COVID-19 in Tulsa hospitals as of Thursday morning, including 64 pediatric patients.

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