DES MOINES, Iowa — A group representing Iowa's hospitals has a dire warning: the COVID-19 pandemic is a financial threat.
The Iowa Hospital Association shared how the financial toll the virus is taking on its members Wednesday.
The group released an infographic (shown below) of how much hospitals are hurting.
In particular, the IHA said hospitals in the state have seen a 52% decline in ambulatory surgeries between March and April of this year.
In that same time period, they say there's been a 32% decline in emergency room visits.
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