COVID cases continue to decline in Washington state, but hospitals remain stretched thin


COVID-19 infec­tions and hospi­tal­iza­tions remain on a slow, steady decline in Washington state, but other types of patients still streaming into health care facil­i­ties are filling them to near capacity, hospital leaders said Monday.

On Monday, a coali­tion of health care staffers — repre­sented by SEIU Health­care 1199NW, the Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion and UFCW 21 — announced a campaign to pass new staffing standards that will protect workers from danger­ously high patient loads.’”


THE SEATTLE TIMES: COVID cases continue to decline in Washington state, but hospitals remain stretched thin (12/13/21)