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COVID deaths continue to rise in the Midland-Odessa area as hospitalizations decline

Even as the latest COVID-19 surge in the Permian Basin’s largest cities slows, deaths continue to rise. This has health officials continuing to urge locals to get vaccinated, especially as the region’s vaccination rates lag behind the state’s and nation’s.

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Midland Memorial Hospital Opens New Mass Vaccination Clinic

Midland’s only hospital is opening a mass vaccination clinic that officials hope will spur more residents to get vaccinated — and encourage third shots, and eventually boosters, to those who need them.

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“We Are Beyond Capacity,” Says Midland Hospital Executive

Hospitals in the Permian Basin are overloaded with COVID-19 patients, as multiple facilities face staffing shortages and vaccination rates have largely plateaued below the state-wide average.  In an interview with Marfa Public Radio, one hospital executive in Midland describes the … Continue reading

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Midland Memorial Pushed To Limits As COVID-19 Surge Intensifies

As healthcare providers work to treat the sick in Midland, staffing shortages are making it harder for Midland Memorial Hospital to provide quality care to patients. Bringing one hospital official to the point of calling the current situation a “crisis.”

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In Midland-Odessa, Health Officials Urge Vaccinations As COVID-19 Cases Spike And The Delta Variant Spreads

Since the beginning of July, hospitals in Midland and Odessa have seen a fast uptick in COVID-19 cases. Currently, Midland-Odessa’s vaccination rate has plateaued with only around 37% of eligible residents fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and leaders are pleading with … Continue reading

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At Midland Memorial Hospital, Officials See Steep Drop In Vaccine Demand, Despite Steady Supply

Hospitals across West Texas are continuing their efforts to vaccinate as many people as possible for COVID-19, but some regions are seeing the demand for vaccines level off and, in some cases, even decline. In Midland, health officials are seeing … Continue reading

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Permian Basin Hospitals Gear Up For Mass COVID-19 Vaccinations

By Mitch Borden Both major hospitals in the Midland-Odessa area are beginning to receive thousands of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine each week. This positions the two cities to become the vaccination hubs not only for the Permian Basin but … Continue reading

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In Midland And Odessa, City Leaders Take Two Different Approaches To Fighting The Coronavirus

By Mitch Borden Leaders in Midland and Odessa have faced a choice for months. The question, what actions should they take to slow the spread of the COVID-19. Since March, the coronavirus has infected thousands of residents of the two … Continue reading

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Permian Basin Health Officials Concerned Over COVID-19 Surge While Leaders Take Little Action

By Mitch Borden As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the Permian Basin, medical leaders are worried the region—without meaningful action or a drastic change in how residents are behaving—could become the state’s next covid hotspot. Since the beginning of … Continue reading

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The Number Of COVID-19 Patients Surge At Midland – Odessa Hospitals As West Texas Sees A Spike In Coronavirus Cases

By Mitch Borden Hospitals in the Permian Basin hubs are facing a wave of coronavirus cases as more West Texans test positive for the virus. Health officials are even seeing patients from the panhandle and New Mexico fill local hospital … Continue reading

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