As Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Georgia, hospitals in Athens are starting to be overwhelmed. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that, since Friday of last week, all of the ICU beds in the Athens region’s 12 counties have been full.
The Piedmont Athens Regional Medical centers refused to address the undersupply of ICU beds but did acknowledge in a statement that patient volumes fluctuate. St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens announced that it would no longer take requests to receive ICU patients. Both said that they could meet ICU needs by calling on sister facilities.