Valleywise Health says Intensive Care Unit is full, but is still taking patients

Valleywise Health nurse covid
Posted at 11:59 AM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 19:41:27-05

PHOENIX — Valleywise Health said Tuesday that its ICU is full, but they are still taking patients and are finding ways to treat these individuals.

ABC15 learned Tuesday that the healthcare facility has no more ICU beds available. However, ICU patients are being treated in other areas of the hospital.

Last week, only one ICU bed was available at Valleywise, but the number of available beds is ever-changing.

As of Monday, the state's coronavirus dashboard reported 3,677 COVID-19 inpatients at Arizona hospitals, the highest such number since the beginning of the pandemic.