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Wisconsin hospitals report shortages of PPE

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Posted at 12:24 PM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 13:24:26-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More than half of Wisconsin's 133 hospitals reported on Friday that they have less than a one week supply of goggle and gowns worn when treating coronavirus patients.

More than a third of hospitals are also reporting they have less than a week's worth of face shields, N95 masks and paper medical masks, according to a Wisconsin Hospitals Association website.

Wisconsin, like many other states, faces a shortage of personal protective equipment vital to health care workers who are treating COVID-19 patients.

Gov. Tony Evers and members of his administration have said that supplies they are receiving from the national stockpile will not come close to meeting the need.

They are searching for other sources besides the federal government to get health care workers what they need.

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