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Mayor: Wichita hospitals could hit capacity this month


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The mayor of Wichita is warning that the city's hospitals could hit capacity this month as the number of coronavirus patients surge.

Mayor Brandon Whipple issued his warning Monday as the Sedgwick County Health Department reported that the hospitals are converting rooms to intensive care units, a move that reduces the capacity for other patients, The Wichita Eagle reports.

"Just got off the phone with the leadership at our #Wichita hospitals & admitted patients for covid19 are the highest ever," Whipple said in a tweet. "If these numbers continue at the same rate our...

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