“We have doubled our COVID-19 inpatient volume twice in the past two weeks,” Uniontown Hospital chief medical officer Dr. Surabhi Gaur said.
Fifty-seven people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 at the Fayette County hospital, enough to push the hospital to the verge of being at capacity.
“We’re typically licensed for about 140 beds, and we’re pushing that capacity as we speak,” Gaur said. “We’re in the high 130s.”Officials said the 15-bed intensive care unit is filled with COVID-19 patients. A drastic reduction of elective surgeries has helped the hospital shift those rooms into beds for non-COVID patients requiring intensive care.