National Guard raises tents outside South Carolina hospital

As of mid July, 84 percent of Orangeburg County’s hospital beds were occupied

The South Carolina National Guard has raised tents near Orangeburg County  hospital in case of a pandemic patient surge, according to an article on the WRDW website.

Regional Medical Center officials requested the tents as a proactive step to help with hospital resources. Additional beds are currently not needed.

As of mid July, 84 percent of Orangeburg County’s hospital beds were occupied.

South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control will inspect the tents after utilities and medical equipment are installed.

Read the article.



July 30, 2020

Topic Area: Infection Control

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