Another positive sign this week at St. Cloud Hospital in regards to COVID-19. CentraCare spokesman Dr. George Morris says St. Cloud Hospital has just 7 COVID-19 patients in their ICU/Critical Care unit compared to 22 the week before.

Dr. Morris says they still have around the same number of COVID-positive people in the hospital in the upper 70s but believes the trend will lead to fewer cases. He says they are seeing a decline in COVID-19 patients at their other CentraCare facilities with that number dropping from around 30 a couple of weeks ago to 10 this week.

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Dr. Morris says all of the COVID-19 patients in their ICU/Critical Care unit are unvaccinated. He says those who have received a vaccination series and booster are avoiding the most severe symptoms and have the most protection from COVID.

Morris says the drop in COVID-19 patients at St. Cloud Hospital has enabled them to handle more typical health care needs.  He says they do have 22 total people in their ICU/Critical Care Unit but only 7 are COVID patients.  Morris says their normal ICU capacity is 28.

CentraCare is still offering COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters.  Learn more at or call 320-200-3200.  If you'd like to listen to my conversation with Dr. Morris it is available below.



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