KMBC: Doctors: Kansas City's hospital capacity is maxed out as COVID-19 cases surge

January 6, 2022

Doctors are making a plea to Kansas City: Don't visit the emergency room for COVID-19 testing or for minor problems.

"I just need the assistance of my fellow Kansas Citians to recognize when to use that emergency department and when to use an urgent care or when to just stay home and isolate," said Dr. Marc Larsen, of Saint Luke's Health System.

With record COVID-19 cases, Larsen said the emergency room should be only for true emergencies.

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