DHS Says More Medical Workers Have Helped Slow COVID

The Department of Health Services says acute COVID cases are declining across Wisconsin, and more is being done to get those patients into care facilities.

Deputy Secretary Deb Standridge says the state has been aggressively recruiting workers.

“Since October, we have recruited 813 nurses, nursing assistants, and other types of health care workers to support over 100 health and residential care facilities.”

Standridge says that 92 percent of the state’s ICU beds and 95 percent of the state’s intermediate care beds remain occupied.