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Spectrum Health reports record number of COVID-19 patients

Spectrum Health
Posted at 12:19 PM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 12:26:40-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The largest health system in West Michigan is reporting a new record number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

The number of current COVID-19 hospitalizations at Spectrum Health has spiked to 151, according to a tweet today by Leon Hendrix, a Spectrum spokesperson.

Yesterday's testing positivity rate is also "a high" 9% — or 304 out of 3,372 lab tests in the system.

On Saturday, the state reported a record number of new COVID-19 cases: 3,338.

SEE MORE: Michigan sets new daily record, reports more than 3,300 new cases of COVID-19

“We’re seeing COVID19 spreading across our state, and it is alarming,” Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said yesterday.

SEE MORE: Whitmer warns of a 'step backwards' as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Michigan