Music and NPR News for Central and Northern Michigan
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Local/Regional News

Hospitalizations appear to be stabilizing, but still “alarmingly high”

2423588863_9a705b14a0.jpg
Hospital UTPL by Dirección de Comunicación UTPL is licensed with CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/
/

COVID-19 hospitalizations appear to be stabilizing and case rates have been gradually declining, but they're still "alarmingly high."

That's according to the state's chief medical executive, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun. She says there's "some sign that things are improving."

But Khaldun said the impact of Thanksgiving hasn't been fully felt yet, and the state is still clearly in the midst of a second surge.

Unfortunately we are now seeing over than 100 deaths per day on some days - more than seven times the number of deaths we saw in early October."

Nearly 10-thousand Michiganders have now died from the disease, according to data released Monday. 

Statewide hospital capacity is at 74-percent overall.