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Refrigerated truck now at MKE hospital for expected surge in COVID-19 patients, deaths

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Posted at 4:35 PM, Apr 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-04 17:35:46-04

MILWAUKEE — An area hospital now has a refrigerated truck at its location as a part of its COVID-19 surge planning efforts.

Aurora Sinai Medical Center confirmed to TMJ4 that they now had a refrigerated truck at its location as a part of its expected surge in patients and COVID-19-related deaths.

"This unprecedented crisis requires extraordinary measures to plan for the expected surge in patients and COVID-related loss of lives," said a hospital representative. "This is why we urge everyone to do their part to stop the spread and help save lives. Our thoughts are with all patients and their families who are impacted by this heartbreaking crisis and our physicians, nurses and team members who continue their unwavering commitment to care for our patients and each other."

As of Saturday afternoon, there were 34 deaths from coronavirus in Milwaukee County and 61 deaths total in the state.

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