CBS News correspondent Adriana Diaz visited University Hospital to report on the surging cases of coronavirus putting a strain on Wisconsin hospitals. UW Med Flight and the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine were featured in segments appearing on the CBS This Morning and CBS Evening Edition.
Dr. Jeff Pothof, chief quality officer for UW Health and flight physician with UW Med Flight, was interviewed regarding the spread of COVID-19 across Wisconsin in recent weeks and how care teams are responding to the crisis. Med Flight has airlifted several COVID-19 suspected or positive patients this month.
"They thought they were going to be OK, and then all of a sudden, they end up here. There's some regret," Pothof said. "At that point, it's too late. There isn't a do-over."
.@AdrianaDiaz went inside one of the hardest hit hospitals in Wisconsin, where infections have exploded and doctors struggle to keep up with coronavirus patients.— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) October 20, 2020
Most of the state is now considered a hot spot as it sets new records for cases and deaths. https://t.co/jW0fcqO3fX pic.twitter.com/sRnzdZNbUH
More than 58,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported yesterday. Hospitalizations are on the rise in 38 states, including Wisconsin.@AdrianaDiaz got exclusive access to a hospital in Madison where the number of coronavirus patients doubled in the last two weeks. pic.twitter.com/G93JBtx7Ma— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) October 20, 2020