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93% of region’s hospital beds occupied

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Published: Nov. 11, 2020 at 9:41 AM CST
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - The Wisconsin Department of Health Services hospital capabilities data shows 93% of the north central regions' hospital beds are occupied. Tuesday’s data shows 228 people are hospitalized for COVID-19, with 39 in the intensive care unit. The region has 219 ventilators. Currently, 38 people are receiving mechanical ventilation.

DHS shows the region has 1,043 hospital beds. However, health leaders have previously said that number is flexible because other areas of hospitals can be converted to care for patients.

The region includes Iron, Vilas, Price, Oneida, Forest, Taylor, Lincoln, Langlade, Clark, Marathon, Wood and Portage counties.

Select ‘North Central’ from the HERC dropdown menu.

On Oct. 10, there were 110 hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the region.

EDITOR’S NOTE: NewsChannel 7 initially erroneously reported all beds were occupied with COVID-19 patients. That was not correct. We regret this error. Of the total beds, only 228 are occupied by COVID-19 patients.

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