Michigan Medicine Beginning To Halt Surgeries

It has been reported that the University of Michigan medical center is beginning to reschedule surgeries due to the high occupancy of patients.

Mary Masson, Michigan Medicine director of public relations, said, "Due to rising occupancy and forecasts for continued high demand for emergency care and admissions, Michigan Medicine has had to make the difficult decision to reschedule a small number of scheduled surgeries late this week and next week in order to maintain safe occupancy levels."

Professor and chair of Michigan Medicine Department of Surgery, Justin B. Dimick, said via Twitter, "We are starting to cancel surgical cases again to accommodate rapidly accelerating Covid-19 admissions. Entire state is high-risk. Bars and restaurants are open. People are out and about. No new restrictions."

According to WXYZ News, there are now over 100,000 active coronavirus cases (the highest it has been since the November shutdown) in the state of Michigan as hospitalizations, ICU occupancy and positive tests have increased exponentially.

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