LANSING, Mich. (Great Lakes News) – According to state health officials, Michigan’s COVID-19 surge is trending in a “deeply concerning direction.” Those words come ahead of the winter months where cold and flu season peak in Michigan.
In addition, those same officials say that the COVID-19 numbers are not subsiding following Thanksgiving like they did last year.
State health officials continue to urge residents to get COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots since infection rates and hospitalizations are at all-time highs 21 months into the pandemic.
Vaccination rates in Michigan lag the national average.
Three-quarters of patients who are hospitalized with the coronavirus are unvaccinated.
Michigan is deploying additional ventilators to hospitals and seeking more from the national stockpile.