August 25, 2021

At Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Chief Medical Officer Eric Lung said they are not overwhelmed with patients, but the HealthOne hospital is seeing a steady increase of COVID cases between the ages of 18 and 50.

“I wouldn’t say we are inundated with patients at this point. We are managing them well,” he said. “The unvaccinated cases we are treating are a bigger concern. They are more contagious and have a lot more symptoms.”

Dr. Katie Sprinkel, an emergency room physician with the Medical Center of Aurora, said it is not about the delta variant, but about treating positive COVID cases.

“The people we are admitting are the unvaccinated,” she said. “In most cases, the breakthrough vaccinated patients are released. Hospitals across the city are going to keep getting full.”

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