Wisconsin’s hospitalization rates have jumped in recent weeks, as COVID-19 cases throughout the state continue to steadily climb. The sudden jump has put such a strain on the state’s hospitals that, today, state health officials opened an emergency overflow facility just outside of Milwaukee.
For more on the issues facing Wisconsin’s hospitals, WORT Producer Jonah Chester spoke with John Eich, Director of the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health.
A quick editorial note, WORT News Director Chali Pittman previously worked for the Office.
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