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Health

Wisconsin to open field hospital outside Milwaukee as COVID-19 hospitalizations surge

(Reuters) - Wisconsin will open a field hospital outside of Milwaukee to deal with the surge in COVID-19 cases that have overwhelmed hospitals across the state, Governor Tony Evers said on Wednesday.

The hospital will open within the next week after hospitalizations across the state nearly tripled over the last month. There were 853 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Tuesday, an increase of 71 from the day before, Evers said in a statement.

Reporting by Brendan O’Brien in Chicago; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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