CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The University of Virginia Hospital's tower has remained stable with hospitalized COVID-19 patients during the coronavirus pandemic. 

The hospital tower has been open since April and those who have been hospitalized with COVID-19 have been put into the hospital tower for treatment. 

The tower has 84 beds inside and it has never been at half-capacity at any point. 

Reid Adams, the chief medical officer at UVA, said doctors were stressed in the spring because of the lack of knowledge about the coronavirus. He said things are still stressful, but for other reasons. 

"We have a steady population and none of us know when this will end, so it's become sort of a daily part of our lives and it's just stressful because of the different kinds of care that those patients need," said Adams. 

With experts predicting a second wave and students returning to UVA, he believes the hospital would be able to treat more people if there is an uptick. 

"We could also use the regular hospital beds if we had a big spike, so we would have to move staff around to be able to accommodate the patients," he said.

He said if there was a spike, the UVA Biocomplexity Institute projects the hospital would need 50 beds.

However, Adams does not anticipate a spike in hospitalizations to happen, even with students back in Charlottesville. 

"Many of our patients are older because that is a vulnerable population from the long-term care facilities," he said. "The younger population as a whole, they very rarely need to be hospitalized. They are either asymptomatic or they have mild disease, so we don't anticipate would see a huge surge due to the student population."

He emphasizes the safety measures that have been in place by the experts and UVA. 

"Wearing your mask, washing your hands frequently and social distancing, if we in the community and the students all participate in those safeguards, then that will allow everybody to go about their business safely and minimize the risk of COVID," Adams said.