(WXYZ) – The University of Michigan cancels operations to accommodate the rapidly accelerating intake of COVID-19.
Justin Dimick, a professor and chairman of surgery in Michigan, said the entire state is at high risk.
Dimik called on the state for help, as no new restrictions have been announced amid rising COVID-19 cases in Michigan.
Michigan Medicine also issued the following statement:
“Like many health systems in the state and the subway region, Michigan Medicine has experienced a record high number of emergency rooms and care for both COVID and non-COVID this week, leading to extremely high hospital occupancy. of emergency care and admission, Michigan Medicine had to make the difficult decision to reschedule a small number of planned operations at the end of this week and next week to maintain safe employment levels.We are constantly monitoring developments and will make further adjustments to ensure that planning is in line with our staff and availability in the hospital room, while the safety of our patients and staff always remains our highest priority. “
Michigan has reported thousands of new cases a day in the past week, and there are currently more than 100,000 active cases of the virus in Michigan, the highest number since mid-November, when a partial shutdown was announced.
Michigan hospitalizations for COVID-19 jumped in the state in all age groups, 360 percent more than Feb. 28, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
As COVID hospitalizations increase in Michigan, intensive care units in several regions are approaching capacity, according to new data.
In addition, the percentage of hospital beds occupied by people with COVID-19 has increased by 203% since 28 February. Currently 11.9% of the beds are used; COVID-19 hospitalization trends are on the rise, officials say.
The current positive rate for COVID-19 in the country is the highest since April 24, 2020, the State Department of Health and Social Services said on Wednesday.
The percentage of positivity increased by 348%, and the incidence increased by 375% from the previous low on 19 February. Currently, the percentage is 15.6%.
Michigan has the highest number of cases and the highest percentage of cases in the entire country in the last seven days.
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