4 Oklahoma City hospitals suspend joint COVID-19 website

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OKALHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Four Oklahoma City hospitals are suspending tri-weekly COVID-19 data updates on their joint website following a slowdown in the spread of COVID-19 and hospitalizations.

INTEGRIS Health, Mercy, OU Health and SSM Health St. Anthony collaborated on the creation of the website www.okchospitalreport.com to provide community members with updates on the number of COVID patients and bed availability as the state has seen a wave of coronavirus cases that overwhelmed hospitals, according to a press release from Mercy.

Website updates are now on hold due to the COVID slowdown.

“While the overall count at each hospital remains unusually high for the season, health systems are encouraged by the decreasing community spread of COVID,” the press release said.

The last website update was today, Wednesday October 13th.

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The latest update shows the following:

  • SSM Health St. Anthony Hospitals – 77 COVID-19 patients; an average of 90 percent of these patients are unvaccinated. No intensive care beds available.
  • OU health hospitals – 18 COVID patients; 89 percent are not vaccinated. No intensive care beds available.
  • Mercy Hospitals across Oklahoma – 50 COVID patients, including 27 in Oklahoma City; 70 percent of Oklahoma City patients are unvaccinated. No intensive care beds available;
  • INTEGRIS Health – 103 COVID patients; 85 percent are not vaccinated. Eight intensive care beds available.

“If necessary in the future, updates will resume, but the hope is that Oklahoma will never see another increase in COVID cases,” the press release said.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 1,218 new cases of COVID-19 in the state. OSDH reported 595 new cases of COVID on Tuesday.

The state has recorded 629,512 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.

OSDH officials said an average of 788 Oklahomans have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the past three days.

OSDH reported 72 more deaths from COVID on Wednesday. Oklahoma has recorded 10,795 deaths from COVID since the start of the pandemic.

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