Wisconsin’s governor is urging, but not ordering, people to do more to try and limit the coronavirus. The governor used a statewide speech last night to ask people to stay home, stay away from others, keep Thanksgiving small this year, and continue to wear a mask. More coverage with Jon Demaster:
The governor is only asking because his past attempts to order new restrictions have failed in the courts. Evers says the virus has put thousands of people in the hospital and killed dozens more in the past month or so. He says everyone needs to take this seriously.
When it comes to our current snapshot, it is people in their 60s, 70s, and 80s who are driving the spike in coronavirus hospitalizations in Wisconsin.
The state’s Department of Health Services yesterday said nearly half of the more than 13-thousand people who’ve ever been hospitalized in the state with the virus are between 60 and 89. It is also older people who are driving Wisconsin’s coronavirus deaths. DHS yesterday said just over two-thousand people are currently in the hospital with the virus. Of them, 418 are in the ICU.
Locally, bed space is becoming rare at Eau Claire’s hospitals. Both HSHS and the Mayo Clinic system say they are seeing more patients because of the coronavirus. The hospitals say if the numbers don’t turn around soon, they could soon be out of space. CLICK HERE FOR MORE FROM MAYO OFFICIALS.