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UAMS Chancellor Dr. Cam Patterson announces that UAMS is at capacity with COVID-19 patients

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UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The chancellor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Cam Patterson, took to Twitter Saturday to announce that UAMS is at full capacity with COVID-19 patients.

The announcment comes as the Arkansas Department of Health released numbers on Friday pointing toward active cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas continuing to climb toward the 10,000-mark heading into the weekend

Dr. Patterson said in the tweet that the hospital is staffing inpatients in the ER and recovery room with no space for transfers. He goes on to say that the situation is impacted further by a shortage of caregivers while asking for Arkansans to be supportive of Arkansas health care workers’ efforts.

In the comments section of the tweet, Patterson gave specific numbers on how many COVID-19 cases the hospital is dealing with, as of Saturday.

Dr. Patterson continues to urge Arkansans to wear their masks and get vaccinated.

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