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Hogan Announces Actions for Hospitals as Cases Continue to Rise

December 20th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Having surpassed 1,200 COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide, Governor Larry Hogan has announced that the state  is triggering a new round of actions for Maryland hospitals, including making available all staffed bed capacity and reducing non-urgent medical surgeries. The vast majority of these hospitalizations are unvaccinated patients, who remain at grave risk of serious infection, severe illness, and death. With this latest COVID-19 surge hitting the state,  Bob Atlas, president and CEO of the Maryland Hospital Association, provided some  insight on hospital capacity and the issues being created as beds rapidly fill…