(KEYC) — On Friday morning, the Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato announced it has reached 100% capacity and has no beds left for those who need hospital care.
[ Mayo Clinic: 905 staff diagnosed with COVID in past 2 weeks ].
With two hospitals already at capacity, patients may need to be transferred to Rochester or other area hospitals, as the COVID-19 recovery process can often be lengthy.
Not only has it been community members being diagnosed with the virus, but Mayo Clinic Health System staff members as well.
On Wednesday it was reported that over 900 Mayo Clinic Health System employees in Minnesota and Wisconsin were diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last two weeks.
In total, 140 employees in the region are away from work due to COVID-19 restrictions, with 96% of those affected being impacted by community spread and the remaining 4% of cases coming from contact at Mayo Clinic Health System locations while on the job, such as break rooms.