TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Union Health announced Wednesday that several Indiana National Guard members will join medical staff to help combat the recent surge in COVID-19 cases.

The soldiers, from all over the state, will be used in a variety of capacities, a news release said, including clinical and general support over the next couple weeks as Union Health continues to battle spikes with COVID-19. Officials will then reevaluate the need for additional outside support.

Union Hospital Terre Haute has an average of 52 inpatient COVID-19 cases, with 14 to 16 of those patients in the Intensive Care Unit, and more than 10 on ventilators. Union Hospital is also seeing a 20% positivity rate.

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