WATCH: Shannon Asks State for More Covid Nurses

SAN ANGELO, TX – Shannon Medical Center officials gave an update of how San Angelo's situation with COVID-19 hospitalization is currently being handled. 

In the video above, posted on Nov. 18, Shannon CEO, Shane Plymell, gave an update on how the hospitals are doing during the recent surge of COVID-19 patients.

As reported earlier today, Tom Green County currently has 88 patients hospitalized and Trauma Service Area K has a hospitalization rate of 15.01 percent.

"As our COVID-19 inpatients have increased we've added 70 more beds to care for these patients," said Plymell. "In addition we have expanded the ICU capacity by using other areas equipped for treating our patients." 

Although Shannon has added beds they are still worrying about staffing for those beds. 

"We've requested outside nursing help and additional nurses from the state," said Plymell.

Shannon is urging everyone to protect each other by using sanitizer, wearing a mask, and social distancing.

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