Hospitals across Metro Detroit become overwhelmed with patients as COVID cases surge

Officials urge Michiganders to stay safe, vigilant

DETROIT – Emergency rooms are overwhelmed with patients in Metro Detroit.

Michigan continues to lead the country in COVID case rates, but did see a drop in cases on Saturday.

April 17, 2021: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 785,307; Death toll now at 16,840

The state has added 5,530 new cases Saturday.

Lake Huron Medical Center said ambulance traffic is being rerouted, but all walk-in traffic is being treated. The Port Huron Hospital said it’s sending patients to other hospitals.

“One of the big concerns that we have right now is capacity,” said Dr. Justin Skrzynski.

Dr. Justin Skrzynski helps run of the COVID units at Beaumont Royal Oak and he said there’s no way of getting around it, “We would say the hospitals are about 90-95% full right now,” said Skrzynski.

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