A region overwhelmed by virus, St. Louis-area children’s hospitals accepting adult patients – HEDGE accordingly

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — With virus patients continuing to overwhelm area hospitals, the leaders of area children’s hospitals said on Friday they have begun accepting adult patients, and Mayor Lyda Krewson announced that the city has reopened a temporary morgue. State officials, meanwhile, said they expected even more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, but warned that it won’t be available for widespread distribution until next summer, and area leaders warned residents to stay vigilant. The St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force reported a total of 896 virus patients across area BJC HealthCare, Mercy, S…

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