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11-month old with COVID-19 flown to Temple due to ‘lack of bed space’ in Houston hospitals

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(Photo courtesy of Harris Health System) 

HOUSTON – An 11-month-old infant with COVID-19 was airlifted to a hospital in Temple, Texas Thursday after officials at LBJ Hospital say there were no beds available for her. 

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(Photo courtesy of Harris Health System) 

Details were limited but according to a spokesperson with Harris County Health System, the baby girl arrived at the hospital in the morning, but there was a “lack of bed space” at the hospital. 

As a result, they transferred her to another city, because “there were no beds available at any other pediatric hospitals in Houston,” the spokesperson added. 

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(Photo courtesy of Harris Health System) 

No other information was available, as of this writing. FOX 26 Houston will continue to monitor and update this story as it develops. 

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