Hospitals: Don’t delay medical coronavirus concerns – Wenatchee World

WENATCHEE — Hospital officials are urging Washingtonians who have avoided medical treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic to seek care when needed.

In a question and answer session Thursday, Dr. Stuart Freed, chief medical officer with Confluence Health, cited a recent study that showed 60% of people believe they face an elevated risk of contracting the coronavirus by visiting a healthcare provider. Up to half said they were delaying treatment during the pandemic, he said.

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