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Michigan COVID-19 hospital admissions hit six-month high

The number of hospitalizations in Michigan due to COVID-19 hit a six-month high on Wednesday with more than 2,600 people afflicted with the virus — nearly identical to a year ago.

As of Wednesday, 2,573 adults and 48 children have been hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 and a further 166 people have been hospitalized with suspected cases. According to state data, at least 622 adults are in the ICU and 347 on ventilators.

On November 10, 2020, 2,566 Michigan adults and 11 children were hospitalized with confirmed cases of the virus.

About 10.5% of hospital beds are filled with COVID-19 patients, up from 10.2% the week before.

Wednesday’s number of hospital admissions is the highest number of daily adult hospitalizations since May 5. There are an average of 2,107 emergency room visits each day in the state related to COVID-19.

COVID-19 hospital admissions in Michigan on November 10, 2020, compared to November 10, 2021.

The majority of patients hospitalized due to the virus have not been vaccinated, the state’s health department said.

On Monday, eight hospitals were fully occupied, including Beaumont Wayne, Bronson South Haven, Detroit Receiving Hospital, ProMedica Coldwater Regional Hospital and ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital, Sparrow Eaton in Charlotte, Spectrum Health Reed City and St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital.

However, the state did significantly more tests last year than it does now.