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Fri Aug 27, 2021, 03:30 AM

'Death and life': Only 6% of ICU beds are open in Wisconsin right now

MADISON, Wis. ó Wisconsinís hospital beds are filling up with SARS CoV-2 patients, and some areas have just a few ICU beds left.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, 88% of hospital beds statewide are full. On top of that, 92% of intensive care unit beds are in use. Across Wisconsin, more than half of hospitals have their ICUs at full capacity.

"Over the last three to four weeks, we've seen those volumes, double, triple, quadruple, and now 10 to 20-fold from what they were just about five weeks ago,Ē said Dr. Michael Dolan of Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.

Data from the Wisconsin Hospital Association shows that the western Wisconsin region, which includes La Crosse, is swamped. The area only has 36 ICU beds. Right now, they only have three left.

Read more: https://spectrumnews1.com/wi/milwaukee/news/2021/08/26/wisconsin-low-on-icu-beds

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Fri Aug 27, 2021, 10:54 AM

1. Getting multiple calls from work each day

Asking me to come in on my day off. It isnít just bedsÖitís staff. We were already busy. COVID hasnít hit us like it has the South, but it is already this bad.

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Fri Aug 27, 2021, 09:31 PM

2. This is another trainwreck we could see coming from a long way off.

And no one seems to want to do anything about it. Everywhere I go I am often the only masked person in the damn building.

Businesses want their office staff back in the building putting kids and immuno-compromised who can't get vaxed at risk. School starts all over the state this week. There won't be any beds left for them when they need them.

My grandson has been in school in Alabama for a month already. They are going half days. I'm terrified he will come home sick.

It's just disgusting.

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