Michigan’s largest hospital system is popping to tents to deal with the circulate of individuals looking for emergency care because it offers with a crush of COVID-19 sufferers in suburban Detroit.
Beaumont Well being mentioned it had greater than 800 sufferers being handled for COVID-19 on Thursday, up from about 500 two weeks in the past and simply 128 on the finish of February.
Dr. Nick Gilpin likened it to a “runaway prepare.”
Beaumont officers mentioned tents have been arrange at some hospitals to judge individuals who present up for emergency care. The crush is not restricted to Beaumont: COVID-19 sufferers statewide are close to report highs. 4 hospitals this week reported they had been at 100% capability.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has refused to order new restrictions to scale back the unfold of the coronavirus, relying as a substitute on vaccinations and expanded drug regimens, and urging individuals to put on masks, preserve a secure distance and observe guidelines on massive gatherings.
“Our COVID-19 numbers are climbing larger and quicker and it’s totally troubling and alarming to see this. … We can’t do that alone. We want everybody’s assist instantly,” mentioned John Fox, Beaumont chief govt.