Gov. Kim Reynolds, Dr. David Williams of UnityPoint, and Dr. Hijinio Carreon of MercyOne spoke at a news conference on Thursday.
Des Moines Register
Des Moines hospitals are already jammed with COVID-19 patients, but the number could double again by Thanksgiving unless Iowans take immediate precautions to help curb the outbreak, an expert warned local leaders Tuesday.
“We’re at a critical point,” said Dr. Meghan Schaeffer, an epidemiologist working as a consultant for Polk County.
On Tuesday morning, 195 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Des Moines hospitals, more than double the number from two weeks ago, Schaeffer said.