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Wisconsin opens field hospital amid massive coronavirus surge


Wisconsin opened a 530-bed emergency field hospital this week after a record surge in coronavirus cases left the state’s health system in “crisis,” officials said.

The cavernous facility in Wisconsin State Fair Park just outside Milwaukee has row-upon-row of curtained-off hospital beds ready for a feared influx of patients.

It opened Wednesday — the same day that for the first time more than 1,000 people were hospitalized with the virus in the Badger State.

Health authorities…


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