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Kittitas Valley Healthcare emergency department at risk of being overwhelmed by COVID patients

KVH Hospital

As Gov. Inslee works toward reopening the state at the end of June and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ease mask restrictions for vaccinated individuals, local medical professionals are gravely concerned about what they are currently seeing in the emergency room.

Kittitas Valley Healthcare is currently at risk of becoming overburdened by COVID-19-related hospitalizations, and providers are seeing some of the worst symptoms they have seen throughout the entire pandemic. Unlike in the beginning when the disease was affecting the elderly with pre-existing medical conditions and long-term care facility residents, the current face of the disease is younger, healthier, and almost exclusively in non-vaccinated individuals.

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