Minnesota seeks ambulances for help with COVID-19 surge

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota is receiving 25 staffed ambulances from the federal government to help hospitals transfer patients so medical centers are better prepared for a surge of those critically ill with COVID-19.The state made the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency after ambulance operators said current trends could soon exhaust their ability to transfer patients between health care facilities, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.These “inter-facility” transports are up 493% compared with three weeks ago and rising rapidly.Hospitals will need more ambulances to tran…

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