— Snohomish County may be heading into a dire situation as hospital beds are filling up with COVID-19 patients.
This week, there are 80 COVID or suspected COVID patients being treated in Snohomish County hospitals, and 11 of those patients are on ventilators, according to the Snohomish Health District.
“If we don’t bend that curve down, we will exceed hospital capacity,” said Snohomish County Health Officer Dr.
In six weeks alone, there’s been a 400% increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations in Snohomish County, Spitters said.
As hospitals are nearing capacity, the Snohomish County Department of Emergency management has sites identified for a field hospital if it is needed, but there is concern over funding.