Two Sioux City hospitals are treating 79 COVID-19 patients

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center and UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s are providing care for 79 COVID-19 patients.

Both hospitals said in a joint statement on Monday that they’re committed to protecting the privacy of their patients and can’t provide specific details in regard to any individual patient in their care.

They mentioned public health officials are continuing to take the lead in reporting information on suspected and confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Siouxland.

Both hospitals said their medical staff and infection prevention leaders continue to follow the latest guidelines that are issued by the CDC for screening, testing, and infection control among patients suspected of COVID-19 infection.

They also mentioned that the safety and care of the patients, their families, guests, and team members remains their top priority.

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), RMCC Region 3, or northwest Iowa, has a total of 97 COVID-19 patients that are hospitalized.

Health officials said that 45 of them are in the ICU, 36 are on ventilators, and eight were admitted in the last 24 hours.

IDPH reported there are 540 inpatient beds, 118 ICU beds, and 75 ventilators available.

The state’s coronavirus dashboard is being updated in real-time. This update is as of 4:22 p.m. June 1.

For more information on the hospital data for RMCC Region 3, visit Iowa’s coronavirus dashboard.

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