oxygen

Monroe County Hospital has plenty of oxygen for the current surge in COVID patients after getting a new 900 gallon tank last week. The hospital had run low on oxygen two weeks ago due to a flood of COVID patients needing O2. So the hospital had its oxygen supplier, AirGas, install a 900-gallon tank to replace the hospital’s 300-gallon tank. “Now we’re good,” said Mac Brown, chairman of the Monroe County Hospital Authority. “They were having to refill us every 24 hours and I think they got tired of that.” Brown said unlike two weeks ago the hospital does have some vacancies for more patients. However he said the COVID patients they do have are much sicker than before.