University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, was nearing full capacity on Nov. 4, and 190 of its staff members were quarantined due to potential COVID-19 exposure.
The medical center is denying patient transfers from other hospitals, a spokesperson told Becker’s Hospital Review, and it had denied 19 patient transfers within a 24-hour period as of 8 a.m. CST Nov. 4, according to a report obtained by EverythingLubbock.com.
Most of the 190 staff members quarantined because of COVID-19 are front-line nursing staff, the spokesperson told Becker’s. That number is down from last week, when more than 200 workers were quarantined, the spokesperson said.
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