By Barry Mangold
October 20, 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Kevin Stitt, flanked by state health leaders and hospital system CEO’s, announced updates to Oklahoma’s hospital surge plan Tuesday.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced on the same day 870 COVID-19 patients are in the hospital, a new record.
“We've put this together very quickly because we're seeing escalating numbers,” Patti Davis, president of the Oklahoma Hospital Association said of the updates.
The newest surge plan comes with a four-tier system based on the percentage of COVID-19 patients in a single facility and each of the state’s eight regions.
If one hospital or region experiences a swell in COVID-19 patients, then the state will coordinate with hospitals to find locations to transfer the patient.
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