Clarkston man hospitalized multiple times with COVID-19 complications
CLARKSTON, Mich. – Chris Long is a father of three, and at 54 years old he was active and a mostly healthy, decades-long cancer survivor. However, when he was exposed to COVID-19 in the early days of the pandemic, there was no predicting how his life would change. After going in for surgery last February when doctors didn’t have a word for the illness, Long began experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Long woke up in the hospital three days later and stayed for another two days. When symptoms returned in April, he went back.
First 10 days after COVID patients leave hospital carry high risk, study says
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 19: Doctor walks through the COVID-19 area in front of a wheelchair at the hospital of the National Institute of Respiratory Diseases Ismael Cosío Villegas on December 19, 2020 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Alfredo Martinez/Getty Images)ANN ARBOR – A growing number of studies have shown that in the first months after being discharged from the hospital, COVID-19 patients faced a high risk of returning for treatment, ongoing health problems and death. The overall risk of readmission or death for COVID patients was lower than that for patients with the other two conditions after 60 days. “For many patients, COVID-19 seems to set off cascades of problems that are every bit as serious as those we see in other diseases. Half of the patients in the study were Black and 95% of the patients were male -- both high risk groups.
State of Michigan updates COVID-19 hospitalization data
Michigan health officials updated the states COVID-19 hospitalization data on Tuesday, Aug. 11, the first update to the data since Aug. 3. The states update to the hospitalization data this week includes both confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases for adults, and a breakdown of the amount of inpatients on ventilators and in intensive care (ICU). The combination of confirmed and suspected cases creates a bit of a spike in the trend. The state also added Prev Day COVID Related ED Visits to the to hospitalization data report. Heres a look at the data since the Aug. 11 update, including the percent of active cases in the state: