(Increased COVID patients)...Because of the increased number of COVID patients.
Hospitals are pnce again filling to capacity. El Centro Regional Medical Center is setting a up a temporary tent location with more beds at the North entrance to their Hospital. The Imperial Valley College Gym is being prepared tp recieve patients. Pioners Memorial Hospital is also bolstering their treatment efforts. The California Emergency Medical Services Authority has dispatched additional beds and medical equipment to PMH. The 10 additional beds will be setup in Walker Auditorium. The hospital is also rcieving support nursing staff. EMSA is also sending two physicians. Pioneers is currently treating 18 patients for COVID 19. There are 5 COVID 19 patients in the hospital's Intensive Care Unit.