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Marshfield Clinic To Open Third Covid Unit

Friday, November 20th, 2020 - 9:56 AM

The Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield is preparing to open a third Covid unit.

This is due to a substantial increase in coronavirus cases in the state and around the nation.  As of Wednesday, 60 patients were hospitalized in Marshfield due to COVID-19. Systemwide, media relations spokesman Jeff Starck said there were 145 hospitalized COVID patients throughout their nine hospitals.  Staffing is also a challenge for the hospitals.

He said to compensate for staffing absences throughout the health system, they’ve scaled back non-emergent procedures to free up staff to help in other areas of the hospitals.  Marshfield Medical Center processes about 13,000 COVID lab tests a week with a positivity rate of about 25%.

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