'A dire situation:' Oklahoma hospitals resume reporting capacity amid omicron wave of COVID-19

'A dire situation:' Oklahoma hospitals resume reporting capacity amid omicron wave of COVID-19

'A dire situation:' Oklahoma hospitals resume reporting capacity amid omicron wave of COVID-19 Oklahoma hospitals relaunched their reporting of hospitalization numbers amid climbing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, another sign of the omicron variant’s increasing burden on the health care system. The four health systems — Integris Health, Mercy, SSM Health and OU Health — first began reporting their own bed counts in August, as the delta variant quickly sent hospitalizations climbing, straining hospitals. They ended their regular updates in mid-October as the delta wave began to subside, saying they hoped the state would never see another COVID-19 surge. The reports resumed Friday to “provide the public with a window into the seriousness of the situation," the health systems said. More:While omicron symptoms are mild for some, COVID is again overwhelming …
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