DETROIT – COVID case numbers in Michigan have been surging. There are more than 3,000 people hospitalized, and half of those people are under the age of 60.
“I’m concerned,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, “But in general, we’re in a much better place than we were a year ago.”
While vaccines have been a game changer, hospitalizations in Michigan are surging.
For months, Beaumonth Health said they were averaging about a hundred COVID patients a month. Now that number is closer to 600.
Capacity across eight Beaumont hospitals ranges anywhere from 68-100%.
The state says Beaumont Hospital Wayne is at full capacity.
Across five Henry Ford Hospitals, the capacity ranges from about 70-99%.
Capacity at Detroit Receiving is 87% and Children’s Hospital of Michigan is at 62%.
According to medical experts, before the pandemic, hospitals generally operate at about 90% and hospitals now are better equipped at treating COVID patients.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer got her COVID-19 vaccination Tuesday. She consults medical experts often as cases rise to alarming levels, but she’s not putting any new restrictions in place as more people are getting vaccinated.