ICU Beds Scarce In WI

A wave of mostly unvaccinated COVID-19 patients are straining hospital resources across Wisconsin. Health Services Secretary designee Karen Timberlake said the unvaccinated are at a much higher risk of being hospitalized.

“On average, people who are unvaccinated are nine times more likely to be hospitalized than are people who have been vaccinated. And I believe 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.