Get Caught Up: Takeaways from expert’s Metro Detroit COVID update amid ‘4th virus surge’
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 expanding COVID units amid surge, visitors need vaccination card
Beaumont Health announced Wednesday it is expanding its COVID-19 units at its hospitals and making changes to its visitation policy amid a surge of cases and hospitalizations in Michigan. The health system said it will be “carefully allowing” fully vaccinated individuals to visit their loved ones who are hospitalized with issues other than the COVID-19 virus. These visitors will need to show vaccination proof (a card). “As we experience Michigan’s third COVID-19 surge, the Beaumont Health team will use everything we have learned while treating the most COVID-19 patients in Michigan to again provide the best care possible,” said John Fox, president and CEO of Beaumont Health. That is more than double the number of COVID-19 patients being treated at any other hospital system in Michigan, according to Michigan Department of Health and Human Services data.
New restrictions put in place by local hospitals as COVID numbers surge
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Despite the surge of new coronavirus cases, Gov. Beaumont Health reinstated health and safety precautions at all hospital locations in an effort to protect patients, staff and communities amid a surge in coronavirus spread. READ: Beaumont hospitals restore visitor restrictions amid rising COVID casesThe restrictions went into effect 8 a.m. Thursday. They severely restrict visitation in hopes of slowing the wave of new hospitalizations during the new surge. The Michigan Health and Hospital Association said hospitalizations for those aged 30-39 have gone up 633%, and for ages 40-49, hospitalizations have gone up 800%.
Beaumont hospitals restore visitor restrictions amid rising COVID cases
Visitor restrictions will resume at all Beaumont Health hospitals starting Thursday as COVID-19 cases rise rapidly in Michigan. “We have noticed an alarming rise in COVID-19 cases in metro Detroit over the past few weeks,” said Dr. Nick Gilpin, medical director of Infection Prevention and Epidemiology for Beaumont Health. We know that families are critical to the healing process,” Beaumont Health Chief Nursing Officer Susan Grant, RN, said. Beaumont’s announcement comes as the state of Michigan sees a spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations over the last several weeks. More: MHA: Younger age groups driving rise in Michigan COVID-19 hospitalizationsAdThe state of Michigan reported a total of 54,500 active COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, March 23.
Surge in unaccompanied migrant children enter the U.S.
Surge in unaccompanied migrant children enter the U.S. The Biden administration is facing a surge of migrants entering the country, some illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Mireya Villarreal reports from the border town of McAllen, Texas.cbsnews.com