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State to provide update as COVID-19 cases rise across Michigan

Currently, many hospitals across Michigan are at or beyond capacity with 81% of inpatient beds filled.
Healthcare systems are monitoring hospital capacity levels closely as COVID-19 cases continue...
Healthcare systems are monitoring hospital capacity levels closely as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.(WAVE 3 News)
Published: Jan. 11, 2022 at 6:15 AM EST
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Tuesday the State of Michigan provided an update on COVID-19 as the state continues to set new records for cases.

As we are in the middle of our fourth surge of cases in Michigan, we have already set records this week for patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

During the update, the state health department said Omicron is now the predominant variant of COVID-19 in Michigan, with some counties reporting as high as 90% of their cases as Omicron cases.

The state health department reports more than 4,500 adults are hospitalized with COVID-19. That’s the highest hospitalization rate seen since the pandemic began.

Currently, many hospitals across Michigan are at or beyond capacity with 81% of inpatient beds filled.

Locally, Ingham County Officer Linda Vail says the capacity in our health systems is concerning.

“So what we’ve really, really got to pay attention to is what’s going on in our health systems and continue to try to encourage the unvaccinated that they’re rolling a very dangerous dice and that being vaccinated is the way to go,” Vail said.

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