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COVID-19 hospitalizations in Michigan up 215% in less than a month

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Michigan up 215% in less than a month
Posted at 8:04 AM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 08:04:03-05
(WXYZ) —

Michigan continues to see record COVID-19 case numbers, and with the rise in cases comes an increase in hospitalizations.

Data from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services between Oct. 14 and Nov. 9 shows how much hospitalizations have gone up in Michigan.

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Over the past 26 days, Michigan has seen a 215% increase in hospitalizations, a 146% increase in patients on ventilators and a 137% increase in patients in the ICU.

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On Oct. 14, the state reported 728 patients hospitalizations with confirmed cases of COVID-19. That was up to 2,466 on Nov. 9. There were 97 patients on ventilators in the state on Oct. 14 but that was up to 239 on Nov. 9, and 217 patients in the ICU on Oct. 14 up to 515 on Monday.

Cases in metro Detroit are also seeing a large increase over the last three weeks. There has been a 193% increase in patients hospitalized with COVID-19, 83% increase in patients on ventilators and an 81% increase in patients who are in the ICU.

Last week alone, Michigan set several records for COVID-19 cases. In all, there were 31,915 confirmed cases of COVID-19 from Nov. 2 to Nov. 8. That accounts for 14.7% of the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began.

Those numbers include a record one-day increase of 6,225 cases on Nov. 6.

With the cases going up, Beaumont Health System has reinstated visitor restrictions at hospitals in Royal Oak, Troy and Grosse Pointe.

Also Monday, the state rolled out the MI COVID Alert app statewide after going through a pilot program on Michigan State's campus last month.

The app is voluntary and free. By submitting a non-identifying code provided by the public health department, app users with COVID-19 can confidentially alert others who may have also been exposed to the virus, the state said.

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Click here for a page with resources including a COVID-19 overview from the CDC, details on cases in Michigan, a timeline of Governor Gretchen Whitmer's orders since the outbreak, coronavirus' impact on Southeast Michigan, and links to more information from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC and the WHO.

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