Bloomington health officials said another COVID-19 surge is pushing up hospital admissions.

COVID-19 is surging again, health officials urge people to be cautious

Bloomington health officials warned that COVID-19-related hospital admissions are surging once again and they urged residents to take precautions, including getting vaccinated and boosted, to wear masks indoors in public places and to stay home when symptomatic.

“We are … currently in another surge,” Brian Shockney, president of the Indiana Health south central region, which includes Bloomington.

The health system’s south central region had 31 patients with COVID in the hospital as of Friday, and Shockney said the additional patients coupled with nationwide labor constraints are posing challenges for healthcare workers.

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“Hospitals are again struggling to find beds for inpatients,” he said. “It’s difficult to provide care for all those who need it.”

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