The Latest: Virus Patients Filling Hospitals in Wisconsin

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — COVID-19 patients are filling Wisconsin hospitals, forcing doctors to transfer patients to other facilities and build waiting lists as the disease surges across the state.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that hospitals in Green Bay, Wausau, and the Fox Valley are being overwhelmed.

Officials at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay say their facility is at 94% capacity.

Aspirus Healthcare President and CEO Matthew Heywood says the Wausau hospital has seen a 30% jump in COVID-19 patients between Monday and Tuesday.

The hospital has developed a waiting list that runs from several hours to a full day.

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