ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms offered some dire news on Tuesday, telling CBS46 that intensive care units across the city are at “full capacity.”
The mayor made the announcement Tuesday during a phone interview with CBS46 News. The mayor says part of the problem is that the city is already down beds at Grady Hospital because of water damage.
“The feedback I received in talking with an emergency room doctor, this is just information he’s provided to me, that while there are still beds available in our hospitals, that our ICU units across the city are at capacity,” Mayor Lance Bottoms told CBS46 News. “This is why we have gone a step further in asking people to please, stay at home.”
Mayor Lance Bottoms also adds that healthcare workers are also treating everyday medical emergencies as coronavirus cases stack up.