COVID-19 surge stretches Wisconsin hospitals to the limit
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- With COVID-19 surging in Wisconsin, health care leaders say their hospitals across the state are at or near capacity.
The seven-day average for new infections in Wisconsin is more than 3,500, which is the highest it’s been in a year.
The CEO of Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Eric Conley, puts it succinctly.
“We are full. Period.”
According to the Wisconsin Hospital Association COVID-19 dashboard, there were 1,630 people in the state hospitalized for COVID-19 as of Tuesday afternoon.
That’s an increase of 212 over the past week.
More than 400 of those patients are in intensive care units, which are in short supply.
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