Like their civilian counterparts, San Diego’s two major military hospitals are experiencing a surge of coronavirus patients as the winter spike in cases affects military members, their families and retirees.
At Naval Medical Center San Diego, its 16 ICU beds are at 70% capacity, and Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton’s four ICU beds are at 75%.
“While our team is busy, the ICUs are not full,” said Regena Kowitz, a spokeswoman for Navy Medical Forces Pacific. Kowitz said both sites have plans to increase patient capacity if necessary.
Frontline military healthcare providers at both hospitals told the Union-Tribune on Friday that coronavirus cases in the communities they serve, just like in the greater San Diego area, have surged in recent weeks.
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