(Wisconsin) A wave of mostly unvaccinated COVID patients are straining hospital resources across Wisconsin. Health Services Secretary designee Karen Timberlake says on average, people who are unvaccinated are nine times more likely to be hospitalized than are people who have been vaccinated. Timberlake says she believes the latest data is that people who are unvaccinated are dying at a rate that is eleven times greater than people who have been vaccinated.
Ninety-seven percent of intensive care beds in the state are being used currently, and there are no ICU beds available in some parts of Wisconsin. Dodge County health officials reported 68 new cases Thursday with four additional hospitalizations. So far, 48.5-percent of county residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine while 46.3-percent have completed the vaccination series.
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