Beaumont updates visitation guidelines
Beaumont Health Systems has updated their COVID-19 visitation guidelines effective Monday, Feb. 15 at 8 a.m. for all facilities in the system. COMMUNITY – Beaumont Health Systems has updated their COVID-19 visitation guidelines effective Monday, Feb. 15 at 8 a.m. for all facilities in the system. Visitation will now be permitted for patients who do not have or are not suspected of having COVID-19. Beaumont Health Chief Nursing Officer Susan Grant said that having visitors benefits patients’ health. Beaumont is encouraging staff to continue to provide daily updates on patients’ health to key family members and continue to offer opportunities to connect patients with their families virtually.arabamericannews.com
Beaumont Health changes visitation policy after inpatient COVID-19 numbers decline
Visitation will be permitted for patients who do not have or are not suspected of having COVID-19 at all Beaumont Health locations starting Monday, Feb. 15, according to an update from the health system. The change was made to support “on-site family presence and care planning discussions.” It comes as inpatient COVID-19 numbers have declined. This new guidance still has limitations due to continued coronavirus spread in metro Detroit, as well as Oakland and Wayne counties, said Beaumont Health Chief Nursing Officer Susan Grant in a release. The update was made as coronavirus cases decline statewide. Michigan health leaders reported 852 new coronavirus cases and 88 deaths for Saturday, Feb. 13, as the seven-day average of cases is the lowest since the first week of October.mlive.com
3 confirmed coronavirus deaths in Michigan: What we know about the patients
DETROIT – Officials have confirmed three coronavirus deaths in the state of Michigan -- all three at hospitals in Metro Detroit. A man who tested positive for COVID-19 died early Wednesday morning at the hospital, health officials said. Officials with Henry Ford Health System announced the state’s second confirmed coronavirus death before 9:45 a.m. Thursday (March 19). Minutes after the state’s second coronavirus-related death was confirmed, health officials announced the first death from the virus in Oakland County. A woman at McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac became the third confirmed death in the state, officials said.
Man at Wayne County hospital is Michigan’s first confirmed coronavirus death
WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. – A man being held at a Wayne County hospital who tested positive for COVID-19 has died, health officials said. He died early Wednesday morning at a Beaumont Hospital in Wayne County, according to health officials. How easily the virus spreadsHow easily a virus spreads from person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (spread easily), like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily. MORE: Beaumont Health launches coronavirus hotline for patients with symptomsPeople who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider immediately.
First coronavirus death reported in Michigan as total number of positive cases rises to 80
Michigan reported its first coronavirus death on Wednesday as the new number of positive cases rose from 60 to 65.The new cases are in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties. During a time like this, we are united to battle this virus.With a testing shortage, the total number of coronavirus cases is likely much higher than reported because most sick people are not getting tested. As the demand for testing sharply rises, the state increased the daily number of people it can test from 115 to 250. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, Metro Times has been keeping Detroit informed for years. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture.metrotimes.com
First COVID-19 related death reported in Michigan
Our medical team went to extraordinary efforts to care for this patient and we are deeply saddened by his passing and empathize with his family, Beaumont Health Chief Nursing Officer Susan Grant said. Our physicians, nurses and medical staff are all working together to care for COVID-19 patients. Fifteen new ones have been reported since Tuesday, all in Metro Detroit. Beaumont Health has taken the measures to tackle the outbreak. The hospital system intentionally built a large scale COVID-19 screening and testing operation which includes:arabamericannews.com
College students are in the crosshairs of a new financial fraud
College students apparently have more to worry about these days than their grades and where to head for the weekend's best party. A new form of financial fraud is exploiting college kids who own cars and are looking to make some extra cash, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Scammers swindle unsuspecting victims by posing as a company willing to pay roughly $250-$350 a week to drive around with company advertisements plastered on the outside of the student's car. Such "car wrap" scams work this way: Fraudsters send checks to college students to deposit into their bank accounts, and then request the student send back some of the money so a "specialist" can put the ads on the car. The FTC issued a consumer alert Thursday about car wrap scams aimed at college students, "a group known to look for ways to make a few extra bucks," according to the agency.cnbc.com