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UPMC Western Maryland Not At Capacity

August 17th, 2021 by WCBC Radio



Rumors persist that local hospitals are running out of space due to the surge of COVID-19 cases.  UPMC Western Maryland issued the following statement concerning the situation:

UPMC Western Maryland is not at capacity and does not have a shortage of beds. 

Because of UPMC's extensive planning and preparation, all of our facilities are well-equipped and able to provide care to any patient with a medical need. As the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, UPMC is committed to making vaccines accessible for all and encourages everyone who is eligible to receive their vaccine to do so.

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WCBC believes the false information came via a social media post of the Hampshire County Health Department, which indicated lack of capacity at several regional hospital.

Late Tuesday afternoon, the erroneous post had been removed from the department's Facebook page and replaced with a correction.

Prior to the removal of the post, it had been shared by several groups and individuals.