Mayo Clinic Health System postpones electives in Wisconsin

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Mayo Clinic Health System will delay elective procedures at its health centers in Northwest Wisconsin starting Oct. 31 amidst an escalation of COVID-19 cases, the system said Oct. 30..

The Mayo Clinic Health System has centers, hospitals and other centers throughout Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin..

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” This scenario is severe. We now are at danger of frustrating our health care system,” Richard Helmers, MD, regional vice president of Mayo Clinic Health Systems Northwest Wisconsin Region, said in a news release. “Were sharing this transparently since we require everyones help to decrease the spread. We understand what works: avoiding medium and large gatherings, masking, social distancing and hand-washing.”.

The health system likewise stated more than 200 employee are not able to come to work due to having COVID-19 or being exposed to somebody with the virus..

The health system stated it is seeing more than 100 positive day-to-day tests at its sites throughout the region. Since Oct. 30, 68 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19 at Mayo Clinic healthcare facilities in Northwest Wisconsin, consisting of 52 in Eau Claire.

The health system did not say when optional treatments will restart..

We now are at threat of overwhelming our health care system,” Richard Helmers, MD, local vice president of Mayo Clinic Health Systems Northwest Wisconsin Region, stated in a news release. “Were sharing this transparently since we need everybodys aid to slow down the spread. We understand what works: preventing medium and big gatherings, masking, social distancing and hand-washing.”.