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Close to 50% of COVID-19 hospitalized patients require ICU beds at Aspirus Health

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Aspirus Covid update Oct. 13

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WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW)-- Close to 50% of COVID-19 patients that are hospitalized throughout Aspirus Health are requiring intensive care unite(ICU) beds. 

Aspirus Health is a press release says as of Wednesday morning, they had 91 patients hospitalized for COVID-19. Of that number 43 of them are in an ICU bed. 

“The ICU is essentially one of the areas in our hospitals that take care of the sickest of the sick,” said Aspirus System Senior System Physician Executive of Primary Care Dr. Susan Schneider. “We’re seeing with this most recent surge with the Delta Variant that patients are somewhat younger than they have been in the past and needing a much higher level of care.”

According to data provided by Aspirus 78% of patients that tested positive for COVID-19 are not fully vaccinated. 

 

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