Record-high Michigan COVID-19 hospitalizations still rising

Michigan’s COVID-19 hospitalizations reached a new high Wednesday, exceeding the previous record for the fifth straight time that the state has reported data.

Nearly 4,700 patients were in the hospital statewide amid a fourth surge in infections. The roughly 4,400 hospitalized adults with confirmed cases was at the highest point in the 21-month coronavirus pandemic and 150 more than a week ago. The state health department reports the total three times a week.

Michigan recorded 351 additional deaths, including 166 in the most recent 48-hour period.  (AP)

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