Few Open ICU Beds Available In Wisconsin Hospitals

(Wisconsin) As the number of people hospitalized in Wisconsin with COVID-19 remains around 1,000, available intensive care beds are in the single digits in much of the state. The Journal Sentinel reports that only three ICU beds were available Wednesday in the 12-county north-central region that includes Wausau, according to data from the Wisconsin Hospital Association. In the northeast region, which includes Green Bay, seven ICU beds were open. In the northwest region, one ICU bed was open; in the western region, three. The number of COVID-19 patients in Wisconsin, as well as those in intensive care, has risen rapidly over the last month or so as the delta variant causes a surge.

There were 14 more hospitalizations in Dodge County reported Wednesday, bringing the total number of those hospitalized to 857. County health officials say there were 96 new COVID cases in Wednesday’s update. Forty-five-point-two-percent (45.2-percent) of people in Dodge County have had at least one dose of the vaccine while 42.2-percent have completed the vaccination series.


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