Tufts Says ICU Empty Of COVID Patients For First Time Since Pandemic Began

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, Tufts Medical Center in Boston has zero COVID-19 patients in its Intensive Care Unit. A spokesman for the hospital said the hospital's first COVID admission was on March 23, 2020 — almost exactly two years ago.

Since then, the hospital has always had at least one COVID patient in the ICU. The spokesman said the hospital was down to nine total COVID patients.

Statewide, the state had fallen to 39 COVID ICU patients on Thursday, down from a winter high of 484. 80% of all ICU beds are occupied.

Total COVID hospitalizations were down to 231 patients, with 31% of those in the hospital specifically for the virus.

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