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Oklahoma virus hospitalizations surge due to omicron variant


January 19, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Patients in some Oklahoma hospitals are being treated in hallways, even closets, as the omicron variant causes a surge in coronavirus hospitalizations, state health officials said Tuesday.

Leaders of Oklahoma City's four major hospital systems said they have no intensive care beds available because of the surge in admissions.

Dr. Julie Watson, chief medical officer at Integris Health, said emergency rooms are also full and that patients face up to a 24-hour wait for a room.

"It feels, and sometimes even looks, like a war zone," Watson said. "Cases have risen so rapid...

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