Hospitals in parts of Wisconsin have reached full capacity due to the influx of coronavirus patients.
According to local WQOW reports, as of Tuesday afternoon, hospitals in the health system of the Mayo Clinic in the northwest of the state have reached 100% capacity. The Mayo Clinic health care system operates Barron, Bloomer, Eau Claire, Osseo and Menomonie hospitals at each branch.
An estimated 50% of patients in the intensive care unit have COVID-19, and coronavirus patients account for 40% of the system’s medical or operating beds.
“The public urgently needs to treat COVID-19 as an emergency health measure to prevent the health care system from being overwhelmed. We implore everyone to wear masks and follow all public health guidelines to limit the spread of this disease, hospital officials said Say.
MISSOURI surges the past 3,000 cases of coronary colon for the 5th consecutive day
More importantly, the approximately 300 employees of the system may face work restrictions after being exposed to the new virus.
According to estimates by state health officials, Wisconsin recorded 7,073 newly confirmed cases of COVD-19 on Tuesday, a record since the pandemic first hit the state. So far, the country has reported about 285,891 cases of the deadly virus.
Coronary breakout messes up care in U.S. hospitals
When the news was released, according to data from the COVID Tracking Project, the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the United States on Tuesday reached a record 61,964 cases.
The figure on Tuesday surpassed the figure since April 15. On April 15, 59,940 people across the country were hospitalized due to the new coronavirus. So far, according to data, the cumulative number of hospitalizations in the United States has exceeded 5 million, reaching 500,692.
Click here for complete coronavirus coverage
The last time the hospitalization rate approached the 60,000 mark was on July 23, when 59,718 were hospitalized, or during the so-called “second peak” that occurred during the summer.
In the past few weeks, hospitalization has been on the rise, and medical staff have given first-hand treatment to COVID patients. Especially the Midwest and Texas are pushing for a surge in hospitalization.