Northwest Arkansas sets record for COVID-19 patients on ventilators


ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — For the second time this week, Northwest Arkansas has set a COVID-19 related record.

Mercy Hospital reports there were 81 people on ventilators with COVID-19 on August 17, surpassing the old record from the day before.

In total, there were 169 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 which is just four shy of a record.

According to Mercy, the youngest COVID-19 patient is just 12 years old.

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