Dispatch From A Central Mass. ICU

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In Worcester County, more than 3,400 people have now tested positive for the coronavirus and 143 people have died of COVID-19, the disease the virus causes.

At the UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, dozens of COVID-19 patients are in intensive care.

Johnny Isenberger is a nurse practitioner and instructor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He spoke with WBUR's Morning Edition via Zoom as he was beginning his 12-hour night shift in the ICU.

This segment aired on April 23, 2020.

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