Health officials say COVID has reached ‘critical’ point in Michigan

Michigan well being officials stated the COVID state of affairs in Michigan has reached a essential point.The state’s provide of additional ventilators has been deployed and well being officials have requested 200 extra from the nationwide stockpile.In the previous month, almost 1 / 4 of all new COVID hospitalizations in the nation have been in Michigan and Ohio. Right now, the COVID hospitalization numbers are on the highest stage for the reason that begin of the pandemic.Read: Michigan’s first case of COVID-19 omicron variant recognized in Kent CountyThe Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is deeply involved as a result of Michigan is beneath the nationwide common for vaccinations.Currently, 56% of Michiganders have the vaccine and the charges of kids getting vaccinated stay very low.AdAnother situation is fatigue. Michigan’s healthcare employees are drained, many quitting healthcare altogether — particularly nurses.Michigan’s chief medical officer, Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian, stated this newest COVID surge is affecting youthful, unvaccinated sufferers in their 20s and 30s.Clive Ellis is battling COVID for a second time at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. He’s unvaccinated however is now encouraging others to get the vaccine.Michigan well being officials stated the COVID state of affairs in Michigan has reached a essential point.Read: Early outcomes counsel booster dose of COVID vaccine could shield towards omicron variant, Pfizer saysKatie Sefton is an assistant supervisor at Sparrow Hospital.“I’ve gone dwelling just a few days and had days the place I simply cry. As a mother, it’s actually laborious, as a result of my children see that. So I’ve to placed on a courageous entrance for them too — nevertheless it’s terrible,” Sefton stated.AdWith hospitals crammed throughout the state, essential sufferers are usually not in a position to be transferred and care is being compromised. Bagdasarian stated the answer is for extra folks to get vaccinated and for folks to take precautions. Health officials are relying on people to alter their habits.Federal groups are at the moment helping at three Michigan hospitals, together with Beaumont in Dearborn — however the state stated there aren’t any further federal groups obtainable. No extra assistance is coming.Read: Complete Michigan COVID protectionRead moreQuestions about coronavirus? Ask Dr. McGeorgeCopyright 2021 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit – All rights reserved.

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