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Another federal medical team heads to Michigan to take on surging COVID-19 cases

A fourth federal medical team is coming to Michigan for a month.

The team will give support to Mercy Health Muskegon. That includes providing monoclonal antibody treatments.

The relief comes in the midst of the fourth surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

Gary Allore is President of Mercy Health Muskegon.

“Because of our full house and staffing concerns we have a lot of staff taking on higher patient loads than what is a normal patient load for any nurse or any physician.

Allore says this burden is unsustainable and is causing delayed care for non-emergency cases.

Three federal teams already in Michigan will be extended for another 30 days.

Virginia Gordan