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Date: November 12, 2021
COVID-19 cases have risen 23% percent in Lenawee County over the past 4 weeks and the average daily number of cases has increased by 12% from the week prior. The health department has already reported 7 deaths so far in the month of November. The high number of COVID-19 cases in Lenawee County is severely impacting families, schools, workplaces and the healthcare system in our community.
“Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) is reporting a 10% increase in hospital census across the state compared to this time last year. COVID -19 numbers spiked again this week. ProMedica Hickman Hospital has been at maximum capacity all week, managing consistently higher acuity levels which means sicker patients. Today, 80% of the COVID-19 patients at ProMedica Hickman Hospital are unvaccinated. Of those patients with COVID-19 in critical care or on a ventilator at our facility, nearly all are unvaccinated” stated Dr. Julie Yaroch, President, Charles & Virginia Hickman Hospital.
“We can all choose to practice simple prevention strategies to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community, which in turn prevents hospitalizations and deaths. Please choose to be part of the solution and practice these simple prevention strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect others in our community” said Martha Hall, Lenawee County Health Officer.
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