PHOENIX – In a press conference on Friday, Banner Health officials report that morgue capacity has been exceeded due to recent deaths with COVID-19, and 55% of ICU beds in their units are occupied by patients with COVID-19.
Banner’s clinical director, Dr. Marjorie Bessel, said 49% of patients are being treated for COVID-19.
“These deaths have led us to exceed our morgue capacity in some hospitals,” Bessel said.
Bessel added that Banner Health is using refrigerated trucks to expand morgue capacity at Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix.
#NEW Banner’s clinical director, Dr. Marjorie Bessel, observes deaths due to rising COVID-19.
“These deaths have led us to exceed our morgue capacity in some hospitals.”
Banner uses refrigerated truck to expand death capacity at Banner-PHX Medical Center
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