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Tennessee marks another new low for available ICU beds

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Tennessee on Wednesday marked another new high for COVID-19 hospitalizations, while the number of available ICU beds fell to a new low.

State health officials report there are currently 2473 Tennesseans under hospital care for virus related complications.

As of Wednesday morning, more than 600 Tennesseans were being treated in Intensive Care Units. There are currently just 164 open ICU beds in the entire state.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center warns Tennessee may be on the verge of what it calls a COVID-19 “super surge.” Vanderbilt bio-statisticians expect the current uptick in cases to continue into January.

In a social media post Tuesday night, Meharry Medical College President Dr. James Hildreth called the situation “scary.” He recommended Tennesseans act as if everyone they interact with is virus positive.

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