Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves: ‘We Are Seeing Significantly Increased’ Covid Hospitalizations

‘Our goal in Mississippi is that every single Mississippian that can get better with quality care, that they receive that quality care’


REEVES: “Well, first of all, thanks for having me on, Jake. I wouldn’t suggest that our health care system is in a position in which we are going to have to triage patients. We certainly have more patients in icu beds than we have ever had. Our total hospitalization on Covid-19 patients, but let’s keep this in perspective. The number on June 27th was approximately 490 patients in hospital beds. Today that number is closer to 890. And so we haven’t quite doubled, but we are seeing significantly increased hospitalization. And that’s the reason that we have worked with our hospitals and mandated the surge capacity for icu beds and we’re making the decisions that need to be made to make sure we achieve our goal. Our goal in Mississippi is that every single mississippian that can get better with quality care that, they receive that quality care. We’re going to do everything in our power to make sure that becomes a reality.”

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