Local ICU capacity expected to be ‘severely stressed,’ ER wait times up

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 13, 2021 9:13 AM CT | Published: August 12, 2021 3:56 PM CT

Within days, the Memphis-Shelby County COVID-19 Task Force is expected to announce plans for how the local health care system will handle a number of coronavirus cases expected to surpass last winter’s peak.

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Jane Roberts

Jane Roberts

Longtime journalist Jane Roberts is a Minnesotan by birth and a Memphian by choice. She's lived and reported in the city more than two decades. She covers healthcare and higher education for The Daily Memphian.


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