Beaumont Health director discusses jump in COVID hospitalizations in past 48 hours

A Beaumont Health expert provided a concerning update about COVID and hospital trends in Metro Detroit, calling this the “fourth surge” and sharing three reasons why he believes numbers are once again on the rise.

Beaumont Health said it has seen a jump in hospital admissions for COVID-19 in the past 48 hours.

The health system provided a COVID-19 media update with Dr. Nick Gilpin, Beaumont’s director of infection prevention and epidemiology, on Thursday morning to discuss the rising number of cases in Metro Detroit and across Michigan, which has experienced a 20% increase in COVID-19 cases in the past week.

Watch it above.

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