According to CNN, some clinics are already filled with 90-95% of patients.
A sharp increase in the incidence of COVID-19-one of the highest in the United States – is observed in Michigan, where some clinics are already filled with patients by 90-95%. This was reported by CNN on Friday, citing a statement from the state’s largest healthcare system, Beaumont Health.
According to the organization, which manages about a dozen hospitals, the average number of patients infected with COVID-19 has increased from 129 at the end of February to more than 800 now. Although this is below the peak of last year, the number of patients with other diseases whose hospitalization was previously postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic has increased in these medical institutions.
“Our COVID-19 infection rates are rising higher and faster, and it’s depressing and extremely disturbing to see,” Beaumont Health Chief Executive John Fox told the broadcaster. Experts explain the increase in the incidence of COVID-19 by the spread of the most contagious and “mobile” strains of coronavirus in the state.
According to the latest data from the US Department of Health and Human Services, nine cities in Michigan are among the top ten urban agglomerations with the highest coronavirus incidence. Last week, an average of 7,870 new infections were reported daily in the state, up from 1,044 at the end of February.