Northwest Arkansas sees record number of ICU patients

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ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Northwest Arkansas sees record high intensive care and ventilator usage for the second time in less than one month.

According to Mercy Hospital, there were 128 COVID-19 patients in the ICU in Northwest Arkansas on August 16.

The previous record of 127 was under 2 weeks ago on August 4.

76 people in Northwest Arkansas were on ventilators, 10 more than the previous record on August 5.

Mercy says 90 percent of COVID-19 admissions in the region are unvaccinated.

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