More Rural Coronavirus Patients Being Flown To San Antonio-Area Hospitals


Medevac crews say they're flying more coronavirus patients from rural areas to San Antonio-area hospitals lately. 

AirLIFE reports 72 transfers of pandemic patients to their bases in San Antonio, Kerrville, Pleasanton and Uvalde since March. Company officials says that's 25-percent more transfers than what they usually handle at this time of year. 

One flight paramedic says transfers usually involve strokes, heart attacks, or traffic accidents. He says about a third of their calls since March have been coronavirus patients.


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