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Army’s Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force sent to help Valley hospital

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RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas (KVEO) — An 86-person team was sent to the McAllen Medical center from the U.S. Army in order to help combat COVID-19.

The Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force is already working at the hospital.

South Texas Health System said the task force’s arrival was a god send.

“The challenge is, with COVID, is just that it’s a fast process. So, people can feel pretty well and then they get sick quick on you. So, getting ahead of that, treating that accordingly, early recognition.”

The commander said his staff has experienced COVID-19 areas like New York and bring important knowledge with them to the Valley.

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