Coronavirus preparations at R.I. hospitals kick into high gear

PREPARED: Health workers type on laptops inside the incoming COVID-19 patient tent set up outside the Emergency Department at Rhode Island Hospital in ­Providence.  COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.
PREPARED: Health workers type on laptops inside the incoming COVID-19 patient tent set up outside the Emergency Department at Rhode Island Hospital in ­Providence. COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.
Normally more than 90% full, Rhode Island Hospital’s occupancy rate in late March dipped to about 75%. The 247-bed The Miriam Hospital had more than 100 beds free at the same time. And in Warwick, at Kent County Memorial Hospital, ­occupancy was about 20% lower than the usual 190 to 200 hospitalized patients. This was…

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