Upstate hospital leaders ask communities to assist in combatting COVID-19 surge


SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – Leaders with all five Upstate health care systems held a news conference Monday to ask communities to assist them in combatting the COVID-19 surge.

Hospital leaders from AnMed Health, Bon Secours St. Francis – Greenville, Prisma Health, Self-Regional Healthcare and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System were all present for the Zoom meeting.

Officials expressed their concern over the growing number of COVID-19 infections since Thanksgiving and warned of an even higher surge expected following the holiday season.

“Unless the community takes immediate steps to stop the spread, an even higher surge is expected following this holiday season,” according to officials with Bon Secours St. Francis – Greenville.

Watch the full news conference in the video player above.

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